2003 Houston Texans season

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2003 Houston Texans season
Head coach Dom Capers
Home field Reliant Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2002 2004 >

The 2003 Houston Texans season was the second season in franchise history and saw the expansion team make a one-game improvement on its initial season’s record.

Draft Selections[edit]

2003 NFL Draft[edit]

Round/Pick Player Position College
1/3 Andre Johnson Wide receiver Miami (FL)
2/41 (from New England) Bennie Joppru Tight end Michigan
3/67 Antwan Peek Linebacker Cincinnati
3/75 (from New England) Seth Wand Offensive tackle NW Missouri State
3/88 (from Atlanta) Dave Ragone Quarterback Louisville
4/101 Domanick Davis Running back LSU
6/192 Drew Henson Quarterback Michigan
6/214 Keith Wright Defensive tackle Missouri
7/217 Curry Burns Safety Louisville
7/233 Chance Pearce Center Texas A&M

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2003 Houston Texans staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Chris Palmer
  • Running Backs – Chick Harris
  • Wide Receivers – Kippy Brown
  • Tight Ends – Greg Roman
  • Offensive Line – Tony Marciano
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Steve Marshall
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Joe Marciano
  • Assistant Special Teams – Eric Sutulovich

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dan Riley
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ray Wright

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Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 August 9, 2003 Denver Broncos L 12–20 Reliant Stadium 0–1 70,021
2 August 15, 2003 at Dallas Cowboys L 6–34 Texas Stadium 0–2 60,058
3 August 23, 2003 San Diego Chargers L 17–19 Reliant Stadium 0–3 70,007
4 August 28, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–34 Raymond James Stadium 0–4 64,808

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record TV Time Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 at Miami Dolphins W 21–20 Dolphin Stadium 1–0 CBS 12:00pm 73,010
2 September 14, 2003 at New Orleans Saints L 10–31 Louisiana Superdome 1–1 CBS 12:00pm 68,390
3 September 21, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs L 14–42 Reliant Stadium 1–2 CBS 12:00pm 70,487
4 September 28, 2003 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–20 Reliant Stadium 2–2 CBS 12:00pm 70,041
5 Bye
6 October 12, 2003 at Tennessee Titans L 17–38 LP Field 2–3 CBS 12:00pm 68,809
7 October 19, 2003 New York Jets L 14–19 Reliant Stadium 2–4 CBS 12:00pm 70,623
8 October 26, 2003 at Indianapolis Colts L 21–30 RCA Dome 2–5 CBS 12:00pm 56,132
9 November 2, 2003 Carolina Panthers W 14–10 Reliant Stadium 3–5 FOX 12:00pm 70,052
10 November 9, 2003 at Cincinnati Bengals L 27–34 Paul Brown Stadium 3–6 CBS 12:00pm 50,437
11 November 16, 2003 at Buffalo Bills W 12–10 Ralph Wilson Stadium 4–6 CBS 12:00pm 72,677
12 November 23, 2003 New England Patriots L 20–23 (OT) Reliant Stadium 4–7 CBS 12:00pm 70,719
13 November 30, 2003 Atlanta Falcons W 17–13 Reliant Stadium 5–7 FOX 12:00pm 70,388
14 December 7, 2003 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 0–27 ALLTEL Stadium 5–8 CBS 12:00pm 43,363
15 December 14, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–16 Raymond James Stadium 5–9 CBS 12:00pm 65,124
16 December 21, 2003 Tennessee Titans L 24–27 Reliant Stadium 5–10 CBS 12:00pm 70,758
17 December 28, 2003 Indianapolis Colts L 17–20 Reliant Stadium 5–11 CBS 12:00pm 70,680

Standings[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Indianapolis Colts 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 447 336 W1
Tennessee Titans 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 435 324 W3
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 2–4 3–9 276 331 L1
Houston Texans 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 255 380 L4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Coaches Roster". HoustonTexans.com. Retrieved 2010-03-01. [dead link]