2003 Washington Redskins season

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2003 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Steve Spurrier
Owner Daniel Snyder
Home field FedExField
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2003 Washington Redskins season began with the team trying to improve on their 7–9 record from 2002; however, the team regressed and won only five games[1] for their worst season since 1994.[2]

This was the first season since 1982 that the Redskins didn't have cornerback Darrell Green, who retired after the 2002 season. Owing to different formulas for intraconference scheduling used by the NFL before 2002, it was the first time since 1994 that the Redskins played the Atlanta Falcons[3] and the first time ever the Redskins had played at the Georgia Dome,[3] which opened as early as 1991.

Following the season, defensive tackle Bruce Smith retired after 19 seasons in the NFL and Pro Bowl defensive back Champ Bailey would be traded to the Denver Broncos.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Network Kickoff (EST) Attendance
1 September 4, 2003 New York Jets W 16–13 FedEx Field 1–0 ABC 9:00pm
85,420
2 September 14, 2003 at Atlanta Falcons W 33–31 Georgia Dome 2–0 FOX 1:00pm
70,241
3 September 21, 2003 New York Giants L 21–24 (OT) FedEx Field 2–1 FOX 4:15pm
84,856
4 September 28, 2003 New England Patriots W 20–17 FedEx Field 3–1 CBS 1:00pm
83,632
5 October 5, 2003 at Philadelphia Eagles L 25–27 Lincoln Financial Field 3–2 FOX 4:15pm
67,792
6 October 12, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–35 FedEx Field 3–3 FOX 1:00pm
85,490
7 October 19, 2003 at Buffalo Bills L 7–24 Ralph Wilson Stadium 3–4 FOX 4:15pm
73,149
8 Bye
9 November 2, 2003 at Dallas Cowboys L 14–21 Texas Stadium 3–5 FOX 4:15pm
64,002
10 November 9, 2003 Seattle Seahawks W 27–20 FedEx Field 4–5 FOX 1:00pm
80,728
11 November 16, 2003 at Carolina Panthers L 17–20 Ericsson Stadium 4–6 FOX 1:00pm
73,263
12 November 23, 2003 at Miami Dolphins L 23–24 Pro Player Stadium 4–7 ESPN 8:30pm
73,578
13 November 30, 2003 New Orleans Saints L 20–24 FedEx Field 4–8 FOX 4:15pm
76,821
14 December 7, 2003 at New York Giants W 20–7 Giants Stadium 5–8 FOX 1:00pm
78,217
15 December 14, 2003 Dallas Cowboys L 0–27 FedEx Field 5–9 FOX 4:15pm
70,284
16 December 21, 2003 at Chicago Bears L 24–27 Soldier Field 5–10 FOX 1:00pm
61,719
17 December 27, 2003 Philadelphia Eagles L 7–31 FedEx Field 5–11 ESPN 8:30pm
76,766

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Philadelphia Eagles 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 374 287 W1
(6) Dallas Cowboys 10 6 0 .625 5–1 8–4 289 260 L1
Washington Redskins 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 287 372 L3
New York Giants 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 243 387 L8

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