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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.5, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 3.1, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 10th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (18.8/g), 9th.
 Differential of 80 points (5.0/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-5.8.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Kubiak
 Defensive Coordinator: Larry Coyer

Stadium: Invesco Field at Mile High
 Training Camp: Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Center (Dove Valley, Colorado)

Team Info

Owner/Chairman/CEO Pat Bowlen
General Manager Ted Sundquist
Offensive Scheme West Coast
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 381 5598 1047 5.3 24 6 39 334 280 479 2969 19 18 5.9 162 543 2629 20 4.8 133 183 36.6 12.0 Own 30.7 2:59 5.90 30.6 1.95
Team Defense 301 4433 910 4.9 20 11 23 241 265 495 2828 17 9 5.3 141 379 1605 11 4.2 77 185 28.6 11.9 Own 31.4 2:16 5.1 23.8 1.46
Lg Rank Offense 10 7 7 2 6 26 22 16 18 16 2 2 3 4 6 25 13 1 4 4 8
Lg Rank Defense 9 4 28 19 2 9 6 6 32 7 2 7 10 19 22 29 19 3 3 6 10

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 @ Cincinnati Bengals 30 10 19 293 109 184 3 15 294 243 51 4 -9.74 19.29 7.34
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 @ San Diego Chargers 37 13 24 382 185 197 19 303 182 121 1 17.66 4.20 -2.61
3 Mon September 22 boxscore W 3-0 Oakland Raiders 31 10 20 383 193 190 1 11 195 156 39 1 10.71 18.74 -9.61
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 Detroit Lions 20 16 20 332 253 79 1 16 285 141 144 6.04 -1.51 -0.84
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 4-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 23 24 22 468 292 176 1 13 262 129 133 2 7.21 7.03 -18.47
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 15 242 165 77 3 17 215 130 85 1 -7.37 10.34 0.79
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 5-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 28 27 321 183 138 3 14 340 268 72 -6.35 -5.63 3.66
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 @ Baltimore Ravens 6 26 12 194 90 104 2 16 277 126 151 -25.12 1.59 4.19
9 Mon November 3 boxscore L 5-4 New England Patriots 26 30 18 277 163 114 1 17 419 350 69 2 -1.37 -5.45 4.56
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-4 San Diego Chargers 37 8 26 448 247 201 3 5 96 56 40 4 5.26 26.79 -3.30
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 6-5 Chicago Bears 10 19 18 365 165 200 19 217 111 106 5.79 -0.43 -10.11
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 7-5 @ Oakland Raiders 22 8 20 287 94 193 1 12 262 142 120 3 0.95 19.62 -7.72
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 8-5 Kansas City Chiefs 45 27 26 508 238 270 28 444 381 63 33.76 -15.63 -2.65
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W OT 9-5 Cleveland Browns 23 20 28 417 252 165 1 12 275 173 102 1 9.16 -2.14 -5.88
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-5 @ Indianapolis Colts 31 17 26 465 238 227 1 11 183 136 47 17.30 4.11 -0.20
17 Sun December 28 boxscore L 10-6 @ Green Bay Packers 3 31 13 216 102 114 3 16 366 104 262 1 -22.62 -7.36 1.92
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 4 boxscore L 10-7 @ Indianapolis Colts 10 41 20 322 176 146 3 23 479 394 85 1 -2.07 -26.96 1.01

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
16 Jake Plummer 29 QB 11 11 9-2-0 189 302 62.6% 2182 15 5.0 7 2.3 60 7.2 7.2 11.5 198.4 91.2 14 73 6.67 6.63 4.4 1 1
13 Danny Kanell 30 qb 5 2 0-2-0 53 103 51.5% 442 2 1.9 5 4.9 26 4.3 2.5 8.3 88.4 49.1 2 24 3.98 2.22 1.9
11 Steve Beuerlein 38 qb 4 2 1-1-0 33 63 52.4% 389 2 3.2 5 7.9 38 6.2 3.2 11.8 97.3 49.0 9 60 4.57 2.00 12.5 0 1
17 Jarious Jackson 26 qb 1 1 0-1-0 4 9 44.4% 41 0 0.0 1 11.1 16 4.6 -0.4 10.3 41.0 18.5 0 0 4.56 -0.44 0.0
4 Micah Knorr 28 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
80 Rod Smith 33 WR 15 15 1 1 100.0% 72 0 0.0 0 0.0 72 72.0 72.0 72.0 4.8 118.7 0 0 72.00 72.00 0.0
Team Total 27.4 16 10-6-0 280 479 58.5% 3126 19 4.0 18 3.8 72 6.5 5.6 11.2 195.4 75.6 25 157 5.89 5.04 5.0 1 2
Opp Total 16 265 495 53.5% 3049 17 3.4 9 1.8 6.2 6.03 11.5 190.6 76.2 36 221 5.3 5.2 6.8

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
26 Clinton Portis* 22 RB/te 13 13 290 1591 14 65 5.5 122.4 22.3 51 38 314 8.3 0 72 2.9 24.2 1905 14 3
22 Quentin Griffin 22 rb 10 1 94 345 0 23 3.7 34.5 9.4 11 8 61 7.6 0 24 0.8 6.1 406 0 3
38 Mike Anderson 30 fb/rb 12 5 70 257 3 44 3.7 21.4 5.8 15 12 53 4.4 2 18 1.0 4.4 310 5 2
16 Jake Plummer 29 QB 11 11 37 205 3 40 5.5 18.6 3.4 205 3 4
37 Cecil Sapp 25 1 0 12 31 0 5 2.6 31.0 12.0 31 0 0
80 Rod Smith 33 WR 15 15 10 98 0 26 9.8 6.5 0.7 114 74 845 11.4 3 38 4.9 56.3 943 3 0
85 Ashley Lelie 23 WR 16 10 8 43 0 13 5.4 2.7 0.5 81 37 628 17.0 2 60 2.3 39.3 671 2 0
34 Reuben Droughns 25 fb/rb 15 4 6 14 0 12 2.3 0.9 0.4 12 9 87 9.7 2 15 0.6 5.8 101 2 0
13 Danny Kanell 30 qb 5 2 6 5 0 9 0.8 1.0 1.2 5 0 3
11 Steve Beuerlein 38 qb 4 2 5 13 0 7 2.6 3.3 1.3 13 0 3
81 Chris Cole 26 KR 11 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 0.7 0.2 8 3 36 12.0 0 18 0.3 3.3 44 0 1
82 Adrian Madise 23 11 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.9 0.1 3 2 10 5.0 0 5 0.2 0.9 20 0 1
24 Deltha O'Neal 26 cb/PR/rcb 13 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 3 2 4 2.0 0 3 0.2 0.3 4 0 2
17 Jarious Jackson 26 qb 1 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 9.0 1.0 9 0 0
84 Shannon Sharpe 35 TE 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 94 62 770 12.4 8 28 4.1 51.3 770 8 0
87 Ed McCaffrey 35 wr 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 19 195 10.3 0 23 1.6 16.3 195 0 0
89 Dwayne Carswell 31 TE 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 6 53 8.8 1 19 0.4 3.3 53 1 0
88 Jeb Putzier 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 4 34 8.5 0 13 1.0 8.5 34 0 0
86 Patrick Hape 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 3 30 10.0 0 12 0.2 1.9 30 0 0
65 Cooper Carlisle 26 g/rg 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 6 6.0 1 6 0.1 0.4 6 1 0
Team Total 27.4 16 543 2629 20 65 4.8 164.3 33.9 460 280 3126 11.2 19 72 17.5 195.4 5755 39 24
Opp Total 16 379 1605 11 4.2 100.3 23.7 265 2828 10.7 17 16.6 176.8 4433 28 27

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
24 Deltha O'Neal 26 cb/PR/rcb 13 6 33 315 1 57 9.5 8 128 0 24 16.0 447
81 Chris Cole 26 KR 11 0 30 714 0 34 23.8 758
34 Reuben Droughns 25 fb/rb 15 4 12 293 0 36 24.4 394
80 Rod Smith 33 WR 15 15 6 127 1 65 21.2 1070
82 Adrian Madise 23 11 0 5 137 0 83 27.4 157
38 Mike Anderson 30 fb/rb 12 5 2 14 0 14 7.0 324
68 Mario Fatafehi 24 dt/LDT/lt/rt 16 9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
88 Jeb Putzier 24 4 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 50
Team Total 27.4 16 39 442 2 65 11.3 59 1302 0 83 22.1 7499
Opp Total 16 46 560 1 12.2 73 1679 0 23.0

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
4 Micah Knorr 28 P/p 16 0 1 1 1 1 100.0%% 2 2 100.0%% 68 2937 62 2 43.2
1 Jason Elam 33 K/k 16 0 11 10 6 6 11 9 3 2 31 27 87.1%% 39 39 100.0%%
Team Total 27.4 16 1 1 1 1 100.0%% 2 2 100.0%% 68 2937 62 2 43.2
Opp Total 16 28 25 89.3%% 29 28 96.6%% 85 3663 43.1

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
56 Al Wilson* 26 MLB 16 16 1.0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 2 0 0 69 18
25 Nick Ferguson 29 FS/fs/ss 15 10 1.0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 62 12
31 Kelly Herndon 27 cb/RCB 15 11 3 19 0 16 17 3 0 1 0 0 59 4
57 Jashon Sykes 24 LLB/slb 16 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 51 12
35 Lenny Walls 24 LCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 15 1 0 1 0 0 52 5
59 Donnie Spragan 27 RLB/wlb 16 8 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 9 0 44 10
28 Kenoy Kennedy 26 SS 13 12 1.0 1 0 0 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 41 15
42 Sam Brandon 24 FS/fs 16 10 1 0 0 0 9 37 16
93 Trevor Pryce 28 dt/LDE/LE/lt 16 16 8.5 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 28 8
92 Bertrand Berry 28 RDE/RE 16 16 11.5 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 3 0 24 12
98 Reggie Hayward 24 de/le 16 2 8.5 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 23 4
52 Ian Gold 25 rlb/wlb 6 6 2 14 1 12 6 28 1
68 Mario Fatafehi 24 dt/LDT/lt/rt 16 9 2.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 21 8
55 Keith Burns 31 16 0 19 8
24 Deltha O'Neal 26 cb/PR/rcb 13 6 1 6 0 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 20 3
23 Willie Middlebrooks 24 16 0 0 0 0 0 1 19 3
51 John Mobley 30 llb/slb/wlb 8 7 0 0 0 0 1 19 3
90 Darius Holland 30 lt/RDT/RT 16 14 0 0 0 0 4 15 9
75 Monsanto Pope 25 ldt/lt/rt 16 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 5
34 Reuben Droughns 25 fb/rb 15 4 0 0 1 0 0 12 2
33 Jimmy Spencer 34 db/rcb/slb 16 2 0 0 0 0 4 11 2
96 Dorsett Davis 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
38 Mike Anderson 30 fb/rb 12 5 0 2 1 0 0 6 0
21 Scott Turner 31 9 0 6 2
99 Daryl Gardener 30 dt/lt 5 2 5 3
16 Jake Plummer 29 QB 11 11 0 4 3 0 0 1 0
81 Chris Cole 26 KR 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
4 Micah Knorr 28 P/p 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0
26 Clinton Portis* 22 RB/te 13 13 0 3 1 0 0 2 0
80 Rod Smith 33 WR 15 15 4 0
32 Chris Young 23 11 0 3 2
53 Johnny Rutledge 26 6 0 3 1
22 Quentin Griffin 22 rb 10 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
58 Terry Pierce 22 3 0 2 1
13 Danny Kanell 30 qb 5 2 0 3 1 -2 0
85 Ashley Lelie 23 WR 16 10 2 0
11 Steve Beuerlein 38 qb 4 2 0 3 0 0 0
82 Adrian Madise 23 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
17 Jarious Jackson 26 qb 1 1 1 0
87 Ed McCaffrey 35 wr 12 7 1 0
47 Ryan McNeil 33 4 0 1 0
65 Cooper Carlisle 26 g/rg 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
89 Dwayne Carswell 31 TE 16 10 0 0 1 0 0
78 Matt Lepsis 29 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
74 Ephraim Salaam 27 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
84 Shannon Sharpe 35 TE 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.4 16 35.0 9 39 1 16 95 17 24 28 10 0 719 171
Opp Total 16 25 27 16 1

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
1 Jason Elam 33 K/k 16 0 39 27 120
26 Clinton Portis* 22 RB/te 13 13 14 14 1 86
84 Shannon Sharpe 35 TE 15 15 8 8 48
38 Mike Anderson 30 fb/rb 12 5 3 2 5 30
80 Rod Smith 33 WR 15 15 3 1 4 24
16 Jake Plummer 29 QB 11 11 3 3 18
34 Reuben Droughns 25 fb/rb 15 4 2 2 12
85 Ashley Lelie 23 WR 16 10 2 2 12
65 Cooper Carlisle 26 g/rg 16 2 1 1 6
89 Dwayne Carswell 31 TE 16 10 1 1 6
52 Ian Gold 25 rlb/wlb 6 6 1 1 6
24 Deltha O'Neal 26 cb/PR/rcb 13 6 1 1 6
4 Micah Knorr 28 P/p 16 0 2 1 5
Team Total 27.4 16 20 19 2 1 42 1 2 1 1 259
Opp Total 16 11 17 1 1 2 2 28 25 1 301