2003 Arena Football League season

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The 2003 Arena Football League season was the 17th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2004. 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 69  
    12  Georgia 48  
5  Dallas 45
12  Georgia 49  
  1  San Jose 49  
  6  Arizona 66  
6  Arizona 69  
11  Las Vegas 26  
  4  Los Angeles 63
    6  Arizona 70  
 
   
  6  Arizona 29
  2  Tampa Bay 43
   
   
  2  Tampa Bay 52
    10  Detroit 48  
7  Grand Rapids 54
10  Detroit 55  
  2  Tampa Bay 60
  3  Orlando 50  
8  New York 48  
9  Chicago 45  
  3  Orlando 69
    8  New York 62