2003 Denver Broncos season

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2003 Denver Broncos season
Head coachMike Shanahan
General managerMike Shanahan
OwnerPat Bowlen
Home fieldInvesco Field at Mile High
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishLost AFC Wild Card Playoff (at Colts) 10–41

The 2003 Denver Broncos season was the team's 44th year in professional football and its 34th with the National Football League.

After the departure of Brian Griese, who signed with his father's team, the Dolphins, the Broncos acquired Jake Plummer, who had been struggling in recent years with Arizona.

After two seasons of mediocrity, the Broncos rebounded with a 10–6 record. Denver's season ended with a 41–10 blowout to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wildcard round. Following the season, Clinton Portis was traded to the Washington Redskins, and Shannon Sharpe and Ed McCaffrey both retired.

Off Season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2003 Denver Broncos draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 20 George Foster  Offensive Tackle Georgia
2 51 Terry Pierce  Linebacker Kansas State
4 108 Quentin Griffin  Running Back Oklahoma from Carolina [R4 - 1]
4 114 Nick Eason  Defensive Tackle Clemson
4 128 Bryant McNeal  Defensive End Clemson
5 157 Ben Claxton  Center Ole Miss from New England [R5 - 1]
5 158 Adrian Madise  Wide Receiver TCU
6 194 Aaron Hunt  Defensive End Texas Tech
7 227 Clint Mitchell  Defensive End Florida from Carolina [R7 - 1]
7 235 Ahmaad Galloway  Running Back Alabama
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft notes[edit]

  1. ^ #108: Carolina → Denver (D). see #82: Denver → Carolina
  1. ^ #157: New England → Denver (D). see #120: Denver → New England.
  1. ^ #227: Carolina → Denver (D). see #82: Denver → Carolina

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2003 Denver Broncos staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Roster[edit]

2003 Denver Broncos final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 at Cincinnati Bengals W 30–10
63,820
2 September 14, 2003 at San Diego Chargers W 37–13
65,445
3 September 22, 2003 Oakland Raiders W 31–10
76,753
4 September 28, 2003 Detroit Lions W 20–16
75,719
5 October 5, 2003 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–23
78,903
6 October 12, 2003 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
75,974
7 October 19, 2003 at Minnesota Vikings L 28–20
64,381
8 October 26, 2003 at Baltimore Ravens L 26–6
69,721
9 November 3, 2003 New England Patriots L 30–26
76,203
10 Bye
11 November 16, 2003 San Diego Chargers W 37–8
75,217
12 November 23, 2003 Chicago Bears L 19–10
75,540
13 November 30, 2003 at Oakland Raiders W 22–8
57,201
14 December 7, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs W 45–27
76,403
15 December 14, 2003 Cleveland Browns W 23–20
75,358
16 December 21, 2003 at Indianapolis Colts W 31–17
57,149
17 December 28, 2003 at Green Bay Packers L 31–3
70,299

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 234Total
Chiefs 7 1406 27
• Broncos 7 101414 45

[1] [2]

Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Kansas City Chiefs 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 484 332 W1
(6) Denver Broncos 10 6 0 .625 5–1 9–3 381 301 L1
Oakland Raiders 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 270 379 L2
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 313 441 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ ESPN. Retrieved 2013-Dec-16.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-16.

External links[edit]