2002 Indianapolis Colts season

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2002 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Tony Dungy
General manager Bill Polian
Owner Jim Irsay
Home field RCA Dome
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 2nd AFC South
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 41–0
Pro Bowlers QB Peyton Manning
WR Marvin Harrison
Timeline
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< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 Indianapolis Colts season was the 50th season for the team in the National Football League and 19th in Indianapolis.

The 2002 season marked the first for the Colts in the new AFC South after competing for 32 seasons in the AFC East.

Offseason[edit]

2002 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2002 NFL Draft
2002 Indianapolis Colts Draft Selections
Round Pick Player Position Height Weight College
1 11 Dwight Freeney DE 6–1 268 Syracuse
2 42 Larry Tripplett DT 6–2 295 Washington
3 74 Joseph Jefferson SS 6–1 202 Western Kentucky
4 106 David Thornton OLB 6–2 230 North Carolina
6 182 David Pugh DT 6–2 270 Virginia Tech
6 183 James Lewis DB 5–10 192 University of Miami
6 204 Brian Allen RB 5–9 205 Stanford
7 220 Josh Mallard DE 6–2 259 Georgia

Preseason schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Result Host Stadium NFL Recap
August 10, 2002 at Seattle Seahawks W 28–10 Qwest Field

Recap

August 20, 2002 Cincinnati Bengals L 10–22 RCA Dome

Recap

August 24, 2002 Buffalo Bills W 19–7 RCA Dome Recap
August 30, 2002 at New Orleans Saints L 21–25 Louisiana Superdome Recap

Roster[edit]

Indianapolis Colts 2002 roster

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers

Tight Ends

Kickers

Long-Snapper

 

Offensive line

Linebackers

 

Cornerbacks

Safeties

Defensive line

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site NFL Recap TV Time Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–25 1–0 Alltel Stadium Recap CBS 1:00 pm
56,595
2 September 15, 2002 Miami Dolphins L 13–21 1–1 RCA Dome Recap CBS 1:00 pm
56,650
3 September 22, 2002 at Houston Texans W 23–3 2–1 Reliant Stadium Recap CBS 1:00 pm
69,204
4 Bye
5 October 6, 2002 Cincinnati Bengals W 28–21 3–1 RCA Dome Recap CBS 1:00 pm
56,570
6 October 13, 2002 Baltimore Ravens W 22–20 4–1 RCA Dome Recap CBS 1:00 pm
56,174
7 October 21, 2002 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–28 4–2 Heinz Field Recap ABC 9:00 pm
62,800
8 October 27, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 21–26 4–3 FedEx Field Recap ESPN 8:30 pm
80,169
9 November 3, 2002 Tennessee Titans L 15–23 4–4 RCA Dome Recap CBS 1:00 pm
56,752
10 November 10, 2002 at Philadelphia Eagles W 35–13 5–4 Veterans Stadium Recap CBS 1:00 pm
65,660
11 November 17, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 20–3 6–4 RCA Dome Recap FOX 4:15 pm
57,057
12 November 24, 2002 at Denver Broncos W 23–20 7–4 Invesco Field at Mile High Recap ESPN 8:30 pm
75,075
13 December 1, 2002 Houston Texans W 19–3 8–4 RCA Dome Recap CBS 1:00 pm
56,820
14 December 8, 2002 at Tennessee Titans L 17–27 8–5 Adelphia Coliseum Recap CBS 1:00 pm
68,804
15 December 15, 2002 at Cleveland Browns W 28–23 9–5 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap CBS 1:00 pm
73,098
16 December 22, 2002 New York Giants L 27–44 9–6 RCA Dome Recap FOX 1:00 pm
56,579
17 December 29, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars W 20–13 10–6 RCA Dome Recap CBS 4:15 pm
56,755

Standings[edit]

x - clinched playoff berth y - clinched division title z - clinched first-round bye * - clinched homefield advantage

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
y (2) Tennessee Titans 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 367 324 W5
x (5) Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 349 313 W1
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 328 315 L2
Houston Texans 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 213 356 L3

Week-by-Week results[edit]

Week 1: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 7 7 7 28
Jaguars 0 7 10 8 25

at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST/2:00 pm CST
  • Game weather: °F,
  • Game attendance: 56,595
  • TV: NBC

Scoring summary[edit]

Q1 – IND – 2:38 – 6-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning to Qadry Ismail (Vanderjagt kick) (7–0 IND)

Q2 – JAC – 7:34 – 8-yard pass from Mark Brunell to Pete Mitchell (Hayden Epstein kick) (7–7)

Q2 – IND – 0:33- Marcus Washington 40-yard interception return (Vanderjagt kick) (14–7 IND)

Q3 – JAC – 7:39 – Hayden Epstein 27-yard FG (14–10 IND)

Q3 – JAC – 5:20 – 18-yard pass from Mark Brunell to Patrick Johnson (Hayden Epstein kick) (14–17 JAC)

Q3 – IND – 2:57 – 12-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Qadry Ismail (Vanderjagt kick) (21–17 IND)

Q4 – IND – 11:26 – 3-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison (Vanderjagt kick) (28–17 IND)

Q4 – JAC – 4:11 – Fred Taylor 6-yard run (Mark Brunell pass to Jimmy Smith for 2-point conversion) (28–25 IND)

Week 2: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 14 7 0 0 21
Colts 0 3 0 10 13

at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST/2:00 pm CST
  • Game weather: Game played indoors (Domed stadium)
  • TV: NBC

The Colts were defeated by the Dolphins in their only game of the season against a team from their former division, the AFC East. The game was also the first following the passing of Colts Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas. In tribute to Unitas, Peyton Manning wore black cleats, this against league rules; he was fined but the league was criticized for the fine later.

Postseason schedule[edit]

For more details on this topic, see NFL playoffs, 2002-03.
Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game Site NFL Recap
Wild Card January 4, 2003 at New York Jets (4) L 0–41 0–1 Giants Stadium Recap

Postseason results[edit]

AFC Wild-Card Playoff Game: vs. New York Jets[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 0 0 0
Jets 7 17 10 7 41

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

In his playoff debut, quarterback Chad Pennington completed 19 of 25 passes for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns as he led the Jets to a shutout victory over the Colts. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was limited to 14 out of 31 (45.2 percent) completions for 137 yards, with 2 interceptions.

Scoring summary[edit]

    • NYJ – FG Hall 41
    • NYJ – Jordan 1 run (Hall kick)
    • NYJ – Moss 4 pass from Pennington (Hall kick)
    • NYJ – FG Hall 39
    • NYJ – Baker 3 pass from Pennington (Hall kick)
    • NYJ – Jordan 1 run (Hall kick)

See also[edit]