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

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.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 2003 NFL draft
2003 Houston Texans draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Andre Johnson *  Wide receiver Miami (FL)
2 41 Bennie Joppru  Tight end Michigan
3 67 Antwan Peek  Linebacker Cincinnati
3 75 Seth Wand  Offensive tackle Northwest Missouri State
3 88 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
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2003 Houston Texans staff
Front office
  • Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Bob McNair
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager – Charley Casserly
  • Associate Director of Pro Scouting – Bobby Grier
  • Associate Director of Pro Scouting – Miller McCalmon
  • Coordinator of College Scouting – Mike Maccagnan

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

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

Strength and conditioning

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

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
(3) Indianapolis Colts 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 447 336 W1
(5) 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. ^ "2003 Houston Texans draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.