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11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.9, Offense: -1.5, Defense: 0.6, SoS: -2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (20.3/g), 15th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (19.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of 21 points (1.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-7.4.

Coach: John Fox (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Trgovac
 Other Notable Asst.: Ken Flajole (Linebackers)

Stadium: Ericcson Stadium
 Training Camp: Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Team Info

Majority Owner Jerry Richardson
General Manager Marty Hurney
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 325 5141 1008 5.1 31 15 24 284 270 460 3050 19 16 6.3 146 522 2091 9 4.0 114 195 30.8 14.9 Own 32.2 2:33 5.36 26.3 1.50
Team Defense 304 4725 996 4.7 26 10 30 274 299 522 3003 19 16 5.3 161 434 1722 10 4.0 83 190 26.3 15.3 Own 30.9 2:33 5.4 24.7 1.40
Lg Rank Offense 15 16 20 25 19 28 18 16 12 9 3 7 24 17 15 12 19 17 21 17 17
Lg Rank Defense 10 8 18 23 8 20 9 13 12 8 9 11 6 12 26 20 24 14 15 9 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Jacksonville Jaguars 24 23 17 242 120 122 2 17 331 256 75 1 -8.69 1.11 10.44
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W OT 2-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 9 14 258 87 171 2 25 397 337 60 1 -19.44 5.76 18.17
3 Bye Week
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 3-0 Atlanta Falcons 23 3 19 361 168 193 1 11 267 123 144 1 4.53 11.98 3.37
5 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-0 New Orleans Saints 19 13 21 309 124 185 1 17 344 189 155 1 4.11 -7.13 12.30
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W OT 5-0 @ Indianapolis Colts 23 20 17 341 152 189 2 20 369 293 76 3 -1.67 0.95 4.90
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 5-1 Tennessee Titans 17 37 19 383 339 44 4 15 348 214 134 -14.51 0.32 -2.67
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W OT 6-1 @ New Orleans Saints 23 20 20 368 145 223 19 294 190 104 3 3.63 7.41 -8.85
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 6-2 @ Houston Texans 10 14 21 367 193 174 1 14 267 149 118 8.90 -6.10 -4.72
10 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 24 18 341 263 78 2 18 347 258 89 1 -6.33 7.01 4.43
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-2 Washington Redskins 20 17 17 427 317 110 4 13 181 127 54 2 -8.42 18.31 -6.07
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 8-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 24 15 244 169 75 2 19 319 254 65 1 -7.28 1.77 4.03
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 8-4 Philadelphia Eagles 16 25 19 336 200 136 1 17 283 159 124 2 0.36 -2.14 -5.91
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L OT 8-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 14 20 13 231 141 90 3 24 380 156 224 2 -16.34 1.51 8.77
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 9-5 @ Arizona Cardinals 20 17 17 298 231 67 2 23 317 146 171 2 2.27 3.27 -3.00
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-5 Detroit Lions 20 14 22 384 260 124 2 8 106 53 53 1 -4.32 17.52 -6.78
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-5 @ New York Giants 37 24 15 251 141 110 2 14 175 99 76 5 -9.22 28.11 -7.79
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 3 boxscore W 12-5 Dallas Cowboys 29 10 16 380 273 107 10 204 132 72 2 7.69 19.26 -9.18
Division Sat January 10 boxscore W OT 13-5 @ St. Louis Rams 29 23 24 485 269 216 1 23 380 316 64 3 12.36 -1.65 -1.46
ConfChamp Sun January 18 boxscore W 14-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 3 14 256 101 155 18 289 152 137 4 -0.64 13.59 -1.59
SuperBowl Sun February 1 boxscore L 14-6 N New England Patriots 29 32 17 387 295 92 1 29 481 354 127 1 8.11 -18.23 4.86

Passing

No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
17 Jake Delhomme 28 QB 16 15 10-5-0 266 449 59.2% 3219 19 4.2 16 3.6 67 7.2 6.4 12.1 201.2 80.6 23 168 6.46 5.74 4.9 5 8
9 Rodney Peete 37 qb 1 1 1-0-0 4 10 40.0% 19 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 1.9 1.9 4.8 19.0 47.9 3 20 -0.08 -0.08 23.1
10 Todd Sauerbrun* 30 P/p 16 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.5 16 11-5-0 270 460 58.7% 3238 19 4.1 16 3.5 67 7.0 6.3 12.0 202.4 79.6 26 188 6.28 5.58 5.3 5 8
Opp Total 16 299 522 57.3% 3215 19 3.6 16 3.1 6.2 5.51 10.8 200.9 74.8 40 212 5.3 4.7 7.1

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
48 Stephen Davis* 29 RB 14 14 318 1444 8 40 4.5 103.1 22.7 17 14 159 11.4 0 25 1.0 11.4 1603 8 3
20 DeShaun Foster 23 rb 14 2 113 429 0 21 3.8 30.6 8.1 35 26 207 8.0 2 47 1.9 14.8 636 2 3
17 Jake Delhomme 28 QB 16 15 42 39 1 9 0.9 2.4 2.6 39 1 15
32 Rod Smart 26 KR 16 0 20 49 0 6 2.5 3.1 1.3 3 3 11 3.7 0 5 0.2 0.7 60 0 2
89 Steve Smith 24 PR/WR 16 11 11 42 0 14 3.8 2.6 0.7 142 88 1110 12.6 7 67 5.5 69.4 1152 7 5
37 Nick Goings 25 15 0 10 69 0 17 6.9 4.6 0.7 14 12 97 8.1 1 14 0.8 6.5 166 1 0
45 Brad Hoover 27 FB/fb 16 9 6 21 0 5 3.5 1.3 0.4 20 12 72 6.0 1 17 0.8 4.5 93 1 1
87 Muhsin Muhammad 30 WR 15 15 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 100 54 837 15.5 3 60 3.6 55.8 835 3 3
81 Ricky Proehl 35 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 27 389 14.4 4 66 1.7 24.3 389 4 0
86 Kris Mangum 30 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 17 199 11.7 0 34 1.1 12.4 199 0 0
84 Jermaine Wiggins 28 TE 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 8 80 10.0 1 23 0.5 5.0 80 1 0
82 Mike Seidman 22 te 12 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 5 35 7.0 0 14 0.4 2.9 35 0 0
85 Kevin Dyson 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 15 7.5 0 9 2.0 15.0 15 0 0
88 Karl Hankton 33 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 2 27 13.5 0 15 0.1 1.9 27 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 522 2091 9 40 4.0 130.7 32.6 453 270 3238 12.0 19 67 16.9 202.4 5329 28 33
Opp Total 16 434 1722 10 4.0 107.6 27.1 299 3003 10.0 19 18.7 187.7 4725 29 20

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Steve Smith 24 PR/WR 16 11 44 439 1 53 10.0 11 309 0 42 28.1 1900
32 Rod Smart 26 KR 16 0 41 947 1 100 23.1 1007
81 Ricky Proehl 35 wr 16 2 2 34 0 19 17.0 423
82 Mike Seidman 22 te 12 5 2 24 0 17 12.0 59
85 Kevin Dyson 28 1 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 29
45 Brad Hoover 27 FB/fb 16 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 93
87 Muhsin Muhammad 30 WR 15 15 1 2 0 2 2.0 837
97 Kemp Rasmussen 24 13 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
96 Al Wallace 29 de/rde/re 16 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 27.5 16 45 453 1 53 10.1 60 1345 1 100 22.4 7127
Opp Total 16 35 402 1 11.5 70 1425 0 20.4

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Todd Sauerbrun* 30 P/p 16 0 77 3433 64 3 44.6
4 John Kasay 34 K/k 16 0 13 13 8 6 13 11 4 2 38 32 84.2%% 30 29 96.7%% 1 33 33 0 33.0
Team Total 27.5 16 13 13 8 6 13 11 4 2 38 32 84.2%% 30 29 96.7%% 78 3466 64 3 44.4
Opp Total 16 32 21 65.6%% 32 31 96.9%% 90 3780 42.0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
30 Mike Minter 29 SS 16 16 3 100 2 35 8 76 20
54 Will Witherspoon 23 mlb/RLB/WLB 16 16 1.0 1 10 0 10 5 74 25
27 Deon Grant 24 FS 16 16 1.0 3 25 0 25 12 0 0 1 0 0 65 12
53 Greg Favors 29 LLB/SLB 16 12 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 55 20
93 Mike Rucker* 28 RDE 14 14 12.0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 46 12
23 Reggie Howard 26 RCB 15 15 0.5 2 2 0 2 12 1 0 0 0 0 52 10
55 Dan Morgan 25 MLB 11 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 46 20
24 Ricky Manning 23 db/lcb/rcb 16 7 3 33 1 27 7 2 0 1 0 0 50 7
21 Terry Cousin 28 LCB 13 13 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 45 4
77 Kris Jenkins*+ 24 RDT/rt 16 16 5.0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 39 6
90 Julius Peppers 23 LDE/le 16 16 7.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 37 7
96 Al Wallace 29 de/rde/re 16 2 5.0 2 58 0 53 5 0 1 1 0 0 30 7
52 Brian Allen 25 lb/wlb 14 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 25 10
57 Lester Towns 26 lb/mlb 15 1 21 4
99 Brentson Buckner 32 LDT/lt 12 12 0.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 19 3
97 Kemp Rasmussen 24 13 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
98 Shane Burton 29 de/ldt 16 4 2.0 1 10 0 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 12 5
29 Dante Wesley 24 db/slb 16 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 14 2
28 Colin Branch 23 16 0 12 0
32 Rod Smart 26 KR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0 9 2
17 Jake Delhomme 28 QB 16 15 0 15 3 -21 0 1 0
88 Karl Hankton 33 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1
89 Steve Smith 24 PR/WR 16 11 0 5 4 0 0 5 0
45 Brad Hoover 27 FB/fb 16 9 0 1 0 0 0 7 1
94 Kindal Moorehead 25 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
40 Jarrod Cooper 25 12 0 7 0
42 Travares Tillman 26 7 0 5 0
59 Mike Caldwell 32 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
87 Muhsin Muhammad 30 WR 15 15 0 3 2 0 0 2 0
37 Nick Goings 25 15 0 4 0
48 Stephen Davis* 29 RB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
31 William Hampton 28 5 0 3 1
86 Kris Mangum 30 TE 16 11 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
20 DeShaun Foster 23 rb 14 2 0 3 1 0 0
83 Walter Young 24 7 0 2 0
4 John Kasay 34 K/k 16 0 1 0
56 Jason Kyle 31 16 0 1 0
75 Todd Steussie 33 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
65 Kevin Donnalley 35 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 39.0 16 238 3 53 81 12 33 26 -21 0 805 184
Opp Total 16 26 20 10

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 John Kasay 34 K/k 16 0 29 32 125
48 Stephen Davis* 29 RB 14 14 8 8 48
89 Steve Smith 24 PR/WR 16 11 7 1 8 48
81 Ricky Proehl 35 wr 16 2 4 4 24
87 Muhsin Muhammad 30 WR 15 15 3 3 18
20 DeShaun Foster 23 rb 14 2 2 2 12
30 Mike Minter 29 SS 16 16 2 2 12
17 Jake Delhomme 28 QB 16 15 1 1 6
37 Nick Goings 25 15 0 1 1 6
45 Brad Hoover 27 FB/fb 16 9 1 1 6
24 Ricky Manning 23 db/lcb/rcb 16 7 1 1 6
32 Rod Smart 26 KR 16 0 1 1 6
84 Jermaine Wiggins 28 TE 16 11 1 1 6
Team Total 27.5 16 9 19 1 1 3 33 29 32 1 323
Opp Total 16 10 19 1 3 2 31 21 304