2003 Arena Football League season

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The 2003 Arena Football League season was the 17th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Tampa Bay Storm, who defeated the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVII. The AFL expanded its season to a 16-game schedule. (Previously it was a 14-game schedule.)

Standings[edit]

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
New York Dragons 8 8 0.500 4 2 0.667
Detroit Fury 8 8 0.500 3 3 0.500
Las Vegas Gladiators 8 8 0.500 4 2 0.667
Buffalo Destroyers 5 11 0.312 1 5 0.167
Southern Division
Tampa Bay Storm 12 4 0.750 5 1 0.833
Orlando Predators 12 4 0.750 4 2 0.667
Georgia Force 8 8 0.500 3 3 0.500
Carolina Cobras 0 16 0.000 0 6 0.000
American Conference
Central Division
Dallas Desperados 10 6 0.625 3 3 0.500
Grand Rapids Rampage 8 8 0.500 3 3 0.500
Chicago Rush 8 8 0.500 2 4 0.333
Indiana Firebirds 6 10 0.375 4 2 0.667
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 12 4 0.750 5 1 0.833
Los Angeles Avengers 11 5 0.687 4 2 0.667
Arizona Rattlers 10 6 0.625 3 3 0.500
Colorado Crush 2 14 0.125 0 6 0.000
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Grey indicates best regular season record

Playoffs[edit]

All games televised by NBC.


  Wild Card Round Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl XVII
                                     
   
  1  San Jose 12–4 69  
    12  Georgia 9–8 48  
5  Dallas 10–6 45
12  Georgia 8–8 49  
  1  San Jose 13–4 49  
  6  Arizona 13–5 66  
   
   
  4  Los Angeles 11–5 63
    6  Arizona 11–6 70  
6  Arizona 10–6 69
11  Las Vegas 8–8 26  
  6  Arizona 14–5 29
  2  Tampa Bay 14–4 43
   
   
  2  Tampa Bay 12–4 52
    10  Detroit 9–8 48  
7  Grand Rapids 8–8 54
10  Detroit 8–8 55  
  2  Tampa Bay 13–4 60
  3  Orlando 13–4 50  
   
   
  3  Orlando 12–4 69
    8  New York 9–8 62  
8  New York 8–8 48
9  Chicago 8–8 45