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2003 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.3, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -0.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 340 points (21.2/g), 14th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (20.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Jim Haslett (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCarthy
 Defensive Coordinator: Rick Venturi

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: New Orleans Saints Training Facility (Metairie, Louisiana)

Team Info

Owner/President Tom Benson
General Manager Mickey Loomis
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 340 5438 1019 5.3 28 20 25 302 314 535 3438 25 8 6.0 177 448 2000 11 4.5 100 186 31.2 14.5 Own 31.0 2:38 5.65 29.1 1.71
Team Defense 326 5234 997 5.2 27 13 24 298 264 485 2993 20 14 5.8 165 480 2241 12 4.7 109 184 31.0 14.7 Own 31.1 2:36 5.6 28.3 1.63
Lg Rank Offense 14 11 13 32 13 8 8 8 1 14 15 11 20 9 14 13 15 8 9 11 12
Lg Rank Defense 14 18 16 7 18 7 8 16 20 15 25 27 13 28 13 19 19 17 24 22 14

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 L 0-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 10 27 20 359 263 96 4 17 270 119 151 -16.63 -2.00 2.93
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 1-1 Houston Texans 31 10 12 292 182 110 16 258 183 75 2 -0.08 19.32 3.50
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ Tennessee Titans 12 27 11 188 165 23 2 28 385 280 105 1 -4.64 -17.19 3.57
4 Sun September 28 boxscore L 1-3 Indianapolis Colts 21 55 20 363 208 155 4 20 418 318 100 -8.96 -25.12 -3.55
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 1-4 @ Carolina Panthers 13 19 17 344 189 155 1 21 309 124 185 1 7.13 -4.11 -12.30
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 2-4 Chicago Bears 20 13 18 283 153 130 16 271 131 140 2 5.88 5.16 -2.22
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 45 17 27 506 342 164 1 11 238 108 130 1 30.51 2.69 -6.18
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L OT 3-5 Carolina Panthers 20 23 19 294 190 104 3 20 368 145 223 -7.41 -3.63 8.85
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 14 10 257 133 124 1 21 352 296 56 6 -15.29 11.80 6.10
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W OT 5-5 Atlanta Falcons 23 20 23 403 193 210 4 11 244 76 168 3 -14.21 16.44 1.51
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 5-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 33 27 466 267 199 3 22 448 247 201 6.78 -17.60 -0.43
13 Sun November 30 boxscore W 6-6 @ Washington Redskins 24 20 23 310 121 189 20 392 231 161 3 8.39 6.92 -12.22
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 6-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 14 16 292 202 90 3 16 314 207 107 1 -12.75 7.54 -2.27
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 7-7 New York Giants 45 7 26 440 308 132 1 16 241 130 111 2 20.26 6.94 8.41
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 7-8 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 19 20 20 350 289 61 1 22 374 131 243 2 3.57 -3.70 1.85
17 Sun December 28 boxscore W 8-8 Dallas Cowboys 13 7 13 291 233 58 21 352 267 85 3 -3.03 5.70 2.93

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
2 Aaron Brooks 27 QB 16 16 8-8-0 306 518 59.1% 3546 24 4.6 8 1.5 76 6.8 7.1 11.6 221.6 88.8 34 195 6.07 6.29 6.2 2 3
4 Todd Bouman 31 4 0 7 13 53.8% 81 1 7.7 0 0.0 19 6.2 7.8 11.6 20.3 98.6 2 8 4.87 6.20 13.3
26 Deuce McAllister* 25 RB 16 16 0 2 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
17 Mitch Berger 31 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
87 Joe Horn 31 WR 15 14 1 1 100.0% 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 14.0 14.0 14.0 0.9 118.7 0 0 14.00 14.00 0.0
Team Total 28.2 16 8-8-0 314 535 58.7% 3641 25 4.7 8 1.5 76 6.8 7.1 11.6 227.6 88.7 36 203 6.02 6.27 6.3 2 3
Opp Total 16 264 485 54.4% 3164 20 4.1 14 2.9 6.5 6.05 12.0 197.8 76.3 32 171 5.8 5.3 6.2

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 Deuce McAllister* 25 RB 16 16 351 1641 8 76 4.7 102.6 21.9 87 69 516 7.5 0 39 4.3 32.3 2157 8 6
2 Aaron Brooks 27 QB 16 16 54 175 2 15 3.2 10.9 3.4 175 2 14
32 Ki-Jana Carter 30 8 0 19 72 1 31 3.8 9.0 2.4 3 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.4 83 1 0
36 Lamar Smith 33 4 0 11 61 0 17 5.5 15.3 2.8 1 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.3 0.5 63 0 0
27 James Fenderson 27 9 0 4 14 0 6 3.5 1.6 0.4 1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.6 19 0 0
4 Todd Bouman 31 4 0 3 1 0 2 0.3 0.3 0.8 1 0 1
87 Joe Horn 31 WR 15 14 2 15 0 13 7.5 1.0 0.1 130 78 973 12.5 10 50 5.2 64.9 988 10 2
83 Donte' Stallworth 23 wr 11 3 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 55 25 485 19.4 3 76 2.3 44.1 488 3 3
84 Michael Lewis 32 KR/PR/wr 13 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 25 12 226 18.8 1 39 0.9 17.4 228 1 2
3 John Carney 39 K/k 16 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 3 0 0
25 Fred McAfee 35 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 13 0 1
80 Jerome Pathon 28 te/WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 80 44 578 13.1 4 40 2.8 36.1 578 4 1
82 Boo Williams 24 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 41 436 10.6 5 31 2.6 27.3 436 5 0
85 Ernie Conwell 31 TE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 44 26 290 11.2 2 32 2.6 29.0 290 2 1
86 Walter Rasby 31 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 6 55 9.2 0 17 0.4 3.4 55 0 0
44 Terrelle Smith 25 FB 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 6 28 4.7 0 8 0.4 1.9 28 0 0
88 Talman Gardner 23 wr 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 3 29 9.7 0 11 0.3 2.9 29 0 0
89 Derrick Lewis 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.3 2.3 7 0 0
Team Total 28.2 16 448 2000 11 76 4.5 125.0 28.0 523 314 3641 11.6 25 76 19.6 227.6 5641 36 33
Opp Total 16 480 2241 12 4.7 140.1 30.0 264 2993 11.3 20 16.5 187.1 5234 32 29

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
84 Michael Lewis 32 KR/PR/wr 13 1 30 275 0 27 9.2 45 1068 0 53 23.7 1571
83 Donte' Stallworth 23 wr 11 3 5 44 0 18 8.8 8 171 0 28 21.4 703
25 Fred McAfee 35 14 0 9 140 0 23 15.6 153
29 Keyuo Craver 23 12 0 2 22 0 19 11.0 5 128 0 52 25.6 150
23 Victor Green 34 db/fs 13 1 2 15 0 9 7.5 15
86 Walter Rasby 31 te 16 7 2 9 0 6 4.5 64
96 Melvin Williams 24 de/ldt/rde 14 2 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
50 James Allen 24 lb/wlb 15 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
22 Fred Thomas 30 lcb/RCB 16 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 28.2 16 40 360 0 27 9.0 72 1524 0 53 21.2 7525
Opp Total 16 36 294 0 8.2 67 1587 2 23.7

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
17 Mitch Berger 31 P/p 16 0 71 3144 59 1 44.3
3 John Carney 39 K/k 16 0 6 6 12 10 9 5 3 1 30 22 73.3%% 37 36 97.3%%
Team Total 28.2 16 6 6 12 10 9 5 3 1 30 22 73.3%% 37 36 97.3%% 71 3144 59 1 44.3
Opp Total 16 31 25 80.6%% 35 35 100.0%% 76 3184 41.9

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
20 Jay Bellamy 31 SS 16 16 1.0 3 19 0 10 13 1 0 0 0 0 77 17
22 Fred Thomas 30 lcb/RCB 16 14 1.0 4 47 0 20 22 2 0 1 0 0 74 11
59 Derrick Rodgers 32 RLB/WLB 15 15 1 40 1 40 5 0 0 2 3 0 57 17
34 Tebucky Jones 29 FS 15 15 1 2 0 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 51 18
56 Orlando Ruff 27 MLB/mlb 16 9 1 7 0 7 4 0 0 1 0 0 50 19
94 Charles Grant 25 de/LDE/lde/le/rde 16 9 10.0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 46 11
54 Darrin Smith 33 lde/MLB/mlb/slb 14 10 1.0 1 9 0 9 3 44 16
33 Ashley Ambrose 33 cb/LCB/lcb/rcb 16 12 3 78 1 73 16 1 0 1 25 0 41 6
98 Willie Whitehead 30 de/lde/ldt/RDE/rdt/rt 11 10 5.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 33 7
90 Kenny Smith 26 dt/RDT/rdt/rt 15 9 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 32 10
52 Sedrick Hodge 25 LLB/SLB 9 9 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 32 5
35 Fakhir Brown 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 8 29 5
93 Darren Howard 27 de/lde/le/rde/re 8 8 5.0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 27 2
97 Johnathan Sullivan 22 dt/LDT/ldt/lt 14 12 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 8
91 Grady Jackson 30 dt/rdt 7 6 3.5 0 0 0 0 2 20 5
23 Victor Green 34 db/fs 13 1 0 24 0 24 2 2 0 1 0 0 22 3
21 Dale Carter 34 lcb/rcb 8 8 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 22 2
53 Roger Knight 25 lb/slb 16 2 1 0 1 0 0 19 4
50 James Allen 24 lb/wlb 15 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 1
99 Kenderick Allen 25 dt/rt 10 1 10 2
25 Fred McAfee 35 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
96 Melvin Williams 24 de/ldt/rde 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 6 6
2 Aaron Brooks 27 QB 16 16 0 14 0 -21 0 2 0
37 Steve Gleason 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
28 Deveron Harper 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 1
26 Deuce McAllister* 25 RB 16 16 0 6 3 -3 0 3 0
29 Keyuo Craver 23 12 0 7 0
27 James Fenderson 27 9 0 5 1
85 Ernie Conwell 31 TE 10 10 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
58 Cie Grant 24 7 0 3 0
47 Kevin Houser 26 16 0 3 0
83 Donte' Stallworth 23 wr 11 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0
87 Joe Horn 31 WR 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
17 Mitch Berger 31 P/p 16 0 2 0
32 Ki-Jana Carter 30 8 0 2 0
92 Henry Ford 32 4 0 2 0
88 Talman Gardner 23 wr 10 1 2 0
84 Michael Lewis 32 KR/PR/wr 13 1 0 2 1 0 0
80 Jerome Pathon 28 te/WR 16 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
82 Boo Williams 24 te 16 6 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
62 Jerry Fontenot 37 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
4 Todd Bouman 31 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
55 Travis Carroll 25 1 0 0 1
Team Total 28.2 16 31.0 14 226 2 73 101 15 33 22 8 0 792 179 1
Opp Total 16 36 29 16

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
3 John Carney 39 K/k 16 0 36 22 102
87 Joe Horn 31 WR 15 14 10 10 60
26 Deuce McAllister* 25 RB 16 16 8 8 48
82 Boo Williams 24 te 16 6 5 5 30
80 Jerome Pathon 28 te/WR 16 12 4 4 24
83 Donte' Stallworth 23 wr 11 3 3 3 18
2 Aaron Brooks 27 QB 16 16 2 2 12
85 Ernie Conwell 31 TE 10 10 2 2 12
33 Ashley Ambrose 33 cb/LCB/lcb/rcb 16 12 1 1 6
32 Ki-Jana Carter 30 8 0 1 1 6
84 Michael Lewis 32 KR/PR/wr 13 1 1 1 6
59 Derrick Rodgers 32 RLB/WLB 15 15 1 1 6
22 Fred Thomas 30 lcb/RCB 16 14 1 1 6
50 James Allen 24 lb/wlb 15 1 1 2
27 James Fenderson 27 9 0 1 2
Team Total 28.2 16 11 25 2 1 39 1 36 22 1 340
Opp Total 16 12 20 2 1 1 35 25 326