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{{Infobox NFL_season
{{Infobox NFL season
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| logo =
| team = Detroit Lions
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| team = Detroit Lions
| year = 2003
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| year = 2003
| record = 5–11
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| record = 5–11
| division_place = 4th [[NFC North]]
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| division_place = 4th [[NFC North]]
| coach = [[Steve Mariucci]]
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| coach = [[Steve Mariucci]]
| general manager = [[Matt Millen]]
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| stadium = [[Ford Field]]
| owner = [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
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| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
| stadium = [[Ford Field]]
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| uniform = File:NFCN-2003-2004-Uniform-DET.PNG
| playoffs = ''Did not qualify''
 
| pro_bowlers = CB [[Dre Bly]]
 
| uniform = File:NFCN-2003-2004-Uniform-DET.PNG
 
| shortnavlink = Lions seasons
 
 
}}
 
}}
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The '''[[2003 NFL season|2003]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 74th season in franchise history.
The '''[[2003 NFL season|2003]] [[list of Detroit Lions seasons|Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 74th season in franchise history.
 
 
Prior to the season, the Lions hired Steve Mariucci, who was well known for his tenure with [[list of San Francisco 49ers seasons|the San Francisco 49ers]], as their head coach. He spent two and a half seasons with the Lions until his firing in November 2005.
 
 
The season saw the team draft [[Charles Rogers (American football)|Charles Rogers]] with the second overall pick in the [[2003 NFL Draft]]. However, on-and-off the field issues, and later injuries, interrupted his career. He was released by the Lions in 2006, and immediately went out of the NFL. Much like quarterback [[Ryan Leaf]], Rogers remains one of the biggest draft busts in the contemporary NFL.
 
   
 
==Personnel==
 
==Personnel==
 
===Staff===
 
===Staff===
{{NFL final staff
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{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
| year = 2003
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|-
| team = Detroit Lions
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! colspan="7" style="{{NFLPrimaryColor|Detroit Lions}}; color:white; border:2px solid #C5C7CF; text-align: center;"|'''2003 Detroit Lions staff'''
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|-
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |'''Front Office'''
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*Owner and Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
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*Vice Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Jr.]]
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*President and CEO – [[Matt Millen]]
   
| front_office =
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'''Head Coaches'''
* Owner and Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
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*Head Coach – [[Steve Mariucci]]
* Vice Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Jr.]]
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*Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers – [[Richard Smith (American football coach)|Richard Smith]]
* President and Chief Executive Officer – [[Matt Millen]]
 
* Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – [[Tom Lewand]]
 
* Senior Vice President of Football Administration/Legal Counsel – [[Martin Mayhew]]
 
* Director of Pro Personnel – [[Sheldon White]]
 
* Director of College Scouting – Scott McEwen
 
* Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – [[Charlie Sanders]]
 
* College Scouting Coordinator – [[Russ Bolinger]]
 
   
| head_coach =
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'''Offensive Coaches'''
* Head Coach – [[Steve Mariucci]]
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*Offensive Coordinator – [[Sherman Lewis]]
* Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers – [[Richard Smith (American football coach)|Richard Smith]]
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*Quarterbacks – [[Kevin Higgins]]
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*Running Backs – [[Tom Rathman]]
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*Wide Receivers – [[Bobby Williams]]
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*Tight Ends – Sean Kugler
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*Offensive Line – [[Carl Mauck]]
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*Offensive Assistant – Andy Sugarman
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|valign="top"|
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |
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'''Defensive Coaches'''
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*Defensive Coordinator – [[Kurt Schottenheimer]]
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*Defensive Line – George Dyer
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*Secondary – [[Ray Horton]]
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*Defensive Assistant – Don Clemons
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*Defensive Assistant – [[Johnny Holland]]
   
| offensive =
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'''Special Teams Coaches'''
* Offensive Coordinator – [[Sherman Lewis]]
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*Special Teams – [[Chuck Priefer]]
* Quarterbacks – [[Kevin Higgins (American football)|Kevin Higgins]]
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*Assistant Special Teams – [[Kevin O’Dea]]
* Running Backs – [[Tom Rathman]]
 
* Wide Receivers – [[Bobby Williams]]
 
* Tight Ends – [[Sean Kugler]]
 
* Offensive Line – [[Carl Mauck]]
 
* Offensive Assistant – [[Andy Sugarman]]
 
   
| defensive =
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'''Strength and Conditioning'''
* Defensive Coordinator[[Kurt Schottenheimer]]
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*Strength and ConditioningJason Arapoff
* Defensive LineGeorge Dyer
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*Assistant Strength and ConditioningMalcolm Blacken
* Secondary – [[Ray Horton]]
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|}
* Defensive Assistant [[Don Clemons]]
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<ref>{{cite web |title=All-Time Coaches |work=DetroitLions.com |url=http://www.detroitlions.com/team/history/all-time-coaches.html |accessdate=2010-04-08}}</ref>
* Defensive Assistant – [[Johnny Holland]]
 
 
| special_teams =
 
* Special Teams – [[Chuck Priefer]]
 
* Assistant Special Teams/Offense – [[Kevin O’Dea]]
 
 
| strength =
 
* Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
 
* Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken
 
}}
 
<ref>{{cite book |title=2003 Detroit Lions Media Guide |pages=4–29 |chapter=Administration and Coaches }}</ref>
 
 
===NFL Draft===
 
{{main article|2003 NFL Draft}}
 
{{NFL team draft start
 
| year = 2003
 
| teamname = Detroit Lions
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 1
 
| pick = 2
 
| player = [[Charles Rogers (American football)|Charles Rogers]]
 
| position = [[Wide Receiver|WR]]
 
| college = [[2002 Michigan State Spartans football team|Michigan State]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 2
 
| pick = 34
 
| player = [[Boss Bailey]]
 
| position = [[Linebacker|LB]]
 
| college = [[2002 Georgia Bulldogs football team|Georgia]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 3
 
| pick = 66
 
| player = [[Cory Redding]]
 
| position = [[Defensive Tackle|DT]]
 
| college = [[2002 Texas Longhorns football team|Texas]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 4
 
| pick = 99
 
| player = [[Artose Pinner]]
 
| position = [[Running Back|RB]]
 
| college = [[2002 Kentucky Wildcats football team|Kentucky]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 5
 
| pick = 137
 
| player = [[Terrence Holt]]
 
| position = [[Safety (gridiron football position)|S]]
 
| college = [[2002 NC State Wolfpack football team|NC State]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 5
 
| pick = 144
 
| player = [[James Davis (linebacker)|James Davis]]
 
| position = [[Linebacker|LB]]
 
| college = [[2002 West Virginia Mountaineers football team|West Virginia]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 6
 
| pick = 175
 
| player = [[David Kircus]]
 
| position = [[Wide Receiver|WR]]
 
| college = [[Grand Valley State Lakers football|Grand Valley State]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster = yes
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 7
 
| pick = 216
 
| player = [[Ben Johnson (offensive tackle)|Ben Johnson]]
 
| position = [[Offensive Tackle|OT]]
 
| college = [[2002 Wisconsin Badgers football team|Wisconsin]]
 
| notes =
 
| maderoster =
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 7
 
| pick = 220
 
| player = [[Blue Adams]]
 
| position = [[Cornerback|CB]]
 
| college = [[2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team|Cincinnati]]
 
| notes = From [[2003 Arizona Cardinals season|Arizona]]
 
| maderoster =
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 7
 
| pick = 236
 
| player = Brandon Drumm
 
| position = [[Running Back|RB]]
 
| college = [[2002 Colorado Buffaloes football team|Colorado]]
 
| notes = From [[2003 Cleveland Browns season|Cleveland]] via [[2003 San Diego Chargers season|San Diego]] and [[2003 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas]]
 
| maderoster =
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft entry
 
| round = 7
 
| pick = 260
 
| player = Travis Anglin
 
| position = [[Wide Receiver|WR]]
 
| college = [[2002 Memphis Tigers football team|Memphis]]
 
| notes = supplemental compensatory
 
| maderoster =
 
| probowl =
 
| hof =
 
}}
 
{{NFL team draft end}}
 
 
===Roster===
 
{{NFL final roster
 
|Year=2003
 
|TeamName=Detroit Lions
 
|Active=
 
|Inactive=
 
|PS=
 
|Quarterbacks=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">14</span> [[Ty Detmer]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">3</span> [[Joey Harrington]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">8</span> [[Mike McMahon (American football)|Mike McMahon]]
 
 
|Running Backs=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">24</span> [[Shawn Bryson]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">31</span> ''[[Avon Cobourne]]''
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">33</span> [[Olandis Gary]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">21</span> ''[[Artose Pinner]]''
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">30</span> [[Cory Schlesinger]] FB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">27</span> [[Stephen Trejo]] FB
 
 
|Wide Receivers=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">88</span> [[Scotty Anderson]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">18</span> [[Eddie Drummond]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">81</span> [[Az-Zahir Hakim]] KR/PR
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">11</span> ''[[David Kircus]]''
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">84</span> [[Bill Schroeder (wide receiver)|Bill Schroeder]]
 
 
|Tight Ends=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">82</span> ''[[Casey FitzSimmons]]''
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">83</span> [[John Owens (American football)|John Owens]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">86</span> [[Mikhael Ricks]]
 
 
|Offensive Linemen=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">76</span> [[Jeff Backus]] T
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">79</span> [[Eric Beverly]] G
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">61</span> [[Ray Brown (offensive lineman)|Ray Brown]] G
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">75</span> [[Matt Joyce (American football)|Matt Joyce]] G
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">70</span> [[Josh Lovelady]] G
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">73</span> [[Stockar McDougle]] T
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">51</span> [[Dominic Raiola]] C
 
 
|Defensive Linemen=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">95</span> [[Jared DeVries]] DE
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">98</span> [[Kalimba Edwards]] DE
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">96</span> [[James Hall (football player)|James Hall]] DE
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">91</span> [[Robert Porcher]] DE
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">93</span> [[Kelvin Pritchett]] DT
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">78</span> ''[[Cory Redding]]'' DE
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">92</span> [[Shaun Rogers (American football)|Shaun Rogers]] DT
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">72</span> [[Dan Wilkinson]] DT
 
 
|Linebackers=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">97</span> ''[[Boss Bailey]]'' OLB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">55</span> [[Donté Curry]] OLB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">52</span> ''[[James Davis (linebacker)|James Davis]]'' OLB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">59</span> [[Jeff Gooch]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">54</span> [[Barrett Green]] OLB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">50</span> [[Earl Holmes]] MLB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">58</span> [[Wali Rainer]] MLB
 
 
|Defensive Backs=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">32</span> [[Dré Bly]] CB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">35</span> [[André Goodman]] CB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">25</span> [[Corey Harris (American football, born 1969)|Corey Harris]] SS
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">31</span> ''[[Terrence Holt]]'' FS
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">28</span> [[Bracy Walker]] CB
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">45</span> [[Brian Walker (American football)|Brian Walker]] SS
 
 
|Special Teams=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">4</span> [[Jason Hanson]] K
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">2</span> [[Nick Harris]] P
 
 
|Reserve Lists=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">29</span> [[Chris Cash (American football)|Chris Cash]] CB <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:injuryicon.jpg]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">19</span> [[John Jett]] P <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:injuryicon.jpg]]
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">80</span> ''[[Charles Rogers (American football)|Charles Rogers]]'' WR <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:injuryicon.jpg]]
 
 
|Practice Squad=
 
* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">74</span> ''[[Ben Johnson (offensive tackle)|Ben Johnson]]'' G
 
}}
 
   
 
==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
In addition to their regular games with [[NFC North]] divisional rivals, the Lions played teams from the [[NFC West]] and [[AFC West]] according to the NFL’s schedule rotation, and also played games against [[2003 Carolina Panthers season|the Carolina Panthers]], who had finished fourth in the [[NFC South]] in 2002, and [[2003 Dallas Cowboys season|the Dallas Cowboys]], who had finished fourth in the [[NFC East]] in 2002.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Opponent
 
! Opponent
 
! Result
 
! Result
! Network
 
! Kickoff (EST)
 
 
! Attendance
 
! Attendance
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
| September 7, 2003
 
| September 7, 2003
| [[2003 Arizona Cardinals season|Arizona Cardinals]]
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| [[Arizona Cardinals]]
| W 42–24
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| W 42-24
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>60,691</center>
 
| <center>60,691</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 2
 
| 2
 
| September 14, 2003
 
| September 14, 2003
| at [[2003 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
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| at [[Green Bay Packers]]
| L 31–6
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| L 31-6
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>70,244</center>
 
| <center>70,244</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 3
 
| 3
 
| September 21, 2003
 
| September 21, 2003
| [[2003 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
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| [[Minnesota Vikings]]
| L 23–13
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| L 23-13
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>60,865</center>
 
| <center>60,865</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 4
 
| 4
 
| September 28, 2003
 
| September 28, 2003
| at [[2003 Denver Broncos season|Denver Broncos]]
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| at [[Denver Broncos]]
| L 20–16
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| L 20-16
| FOX
 
| 4:15pm
 
 
| <center>75,719</center>
 
| <center>75,719</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 5
 
| 5
 
| October 5, 2003
 
| October 5, 2003
| at [[2003 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]]
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| at [[San Francisco 49ers]]
| L 24–17
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| L 24-17
| FOX
 
| 4:15pm
 
 
| <center>67,365</center>
 
| <center>67,365</center>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 6
 
| 6
| colspan=6 align="center" | ''Bye''
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| colspan=4 align="center" | ''Bye''
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| October 19, 2003
 
| October 19, 2003
| [[2003 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas Cowboys]]
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| [[Dallas Cowboys]]
| L 38–7
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| L 38-7
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>61,160</center>
 
| <center>61,160</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 8
 
| 8
 
| October 26, 2003
 
| October 26, 2003
| at [[2003 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
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| at [[Chicago Bears]]
| L 24–16
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| L 24-16
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>61,428</center>
 
| <center>61,428</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 9
 
| 9
 
| November 2, 2003
 
| November 2, 2003
| [[2003 Oakland Raiders season|Oakland Raiders]]
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| [[Oakland Raiders]]
| W 23–13
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| W 23-13
| CBS
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>61,561</center>
 
| <center>61,561</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 10
 
| 10
 
| November 9, 2003
 
| November 9, 2003
| [[2003 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
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| [[Chicago Bears]]
| W 12–10
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| W 12-10
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>61,492</center>
 
| <center>61,492</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 11
 
| 11
 
| November 16, 2003
 
| November 16, 2003
| at [[2003 Seattle Seahawks season|Seattle Seahawks]]
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| at [[Seattle Seahawks]]
| L 35–14
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| L 35-14
| FOX
 
| 4:15pm
 
 
| <center>65,865</center>
 
| <center>65,865</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 12
 
| 12
 
| November 23, 2003
 
| November 23, 2003
| at [[2003 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
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| at [[Minnesota Vikings]]
| L 24–14
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| L 24-14
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>63,946</center>
 
| <center>63,946</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 13
 
| 13
 
| November 27, 2003
 
| November 27, 2003
| [[2003 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
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| [[Green Bay Packers]]
| W 22–14
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| W 22-14
| FOX
 
| 12:30pm
 
 
| <center>62,123</center>
 
| <center>62,123</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 14
 
| 14
 
| December 7, 2003
 
| December 7, 2003
| [[2003 San Diego Chargers season|San Diego Chargers]]
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| [[San Diego Chargers]]
| L 14–7
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| L 14-7
| CBS
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>61,544</center>
 
| <center>61,544</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 15
 
| 15
 
| December 14, 2003
 
| December 14, 2003
| at [[2003 Kansas City Chiefs season|Kansas City Chiefs]]
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| at [[Kansas City Chiefs]]
| L 45–17
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| L 45-17
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>77,922</center>
 
| <center>77,922</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 16
 
| 16
 
| December 21, 2003
 
| December 21, 2003
| at [[2003 Carolina Panthers season|Carolina Panthers]]
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| at [[Carolina Panthers]]
| L 20–14
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| L 20-14
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>72,835</center>
 
| <center>72,835</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 17
 
| 17
 
| December 28, 2003
 
| December 28, 2003
| [[2003 St. Louis Rams season|St. Louis Rams]]
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| [[St. Louis Rams]]
| W 30–20
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| W 30-20
| FOX
 
| 1:00pm
 
 
| <center>61,006</center>
 
| <center>61,006</center>
 
|}
 
|}
 
==Game summaries==
 
{{expand section|date=September 2014}}
 
 
===Week 1===
 
 
{{AFB game box start
 
|Title=
 
|Visitor=Cardinals
 
|V1=7|V2=7 |V3=10 |V4=0
 
|Host='''Lions'''
 
|H1=7 |H2=7 |H3=14 |H4=14
 
|Date=September 7
 
|Location=[[Ford Field]], [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]]
 
|StartTime=1:00 p.m.
 
|TimeZone=EST
 
|ElapsedTime=
 
|Attendance=60,691
 
|Weather=indoors (dome)
 
|Referee=[[Bill Carollo]]
 
|TVAnnouncers=
 
|TVStation=[[NFL on Fox|Fox]]
 
}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |FirstEntry= yes|Quarter= 1|Time= |Team=ARI |Event=[[Anquan Boldin]] 7 yard pass from [[Jeff Blake]] ([[Bill Gramatica]] kick) |Score= Cardinals 7–0}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter= 1|Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Charles Rogers (American football)|Charles Rogers]] 4 yard pass from [[Joey Harrington]] ([[Jason Hanson]] kick) |Score= Tie 7–7}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter= 2|Time= |Team=DET |Event= Charles Rogers 13 yard pass from Joey Harrington (Jason Hanson kick) |Score= Lions 14–7}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter= 2|Time= |Team=ARI |Event=[[Freddie Jones (American football)|Freddie Jones]] 12 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Bill Gramatica kick) |Score= Tie 14–14}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=3 |Time= |Team=ARI |Event=Anquan Boldin 71 yard pass from Jeff Blake (Bill Gramatica kick) |Score= Cardinals 21–14}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=3 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Eddie Drummond]] 57 yard punt return (Jason Hanson kick) |Score= Tie 21–21}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=3 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Cory Schlesinger]] 8 yard pass from Joey Harrington (Jason Hanson kick) |Score= Lions 28–21}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=3 |Time= |Team=ARI|Event=Bill Gramatica 38 yard field goal |Score=Lions 28–24}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=4 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Bill Schroeder (wide receiver)|Bill Schroeder]] 5 yard pass from Joey Harrington (Jason Hanson kick) |Score= Lions 35–24}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=4 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Dre' Bly]] 48 yard interception return (Jason Hanson kick) |Score=Lions 42–24 |LastEntry=yes}}
 
{{AFB game box end}}
 
 
<ref>[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200309070det.htm Pro-Football-Reference.com]</ref>
 
 
{{-}}
 
 
===Week 9===
 
 
{{AFB game box start
 
|Title=
 
|Visitor=Raiders
 
|V1=0 |V2=3 |V3=7 |V4=3
 
|Host=Lions
 
|H1=10 |H2=0 |H3=7 |H4=6
 
|Date=November 2
 
|Location=[[Ford Field]], [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]]
 
|StartTime=1:00 p.m.
 
|TimeZone=
 
|ElapsedTime=
 
|Attendance=
 
|Weather=indoors (dome)
 
|Referee=[[Jeff Triplette]]
 
|TVAnnouncers=
 
|TVStation=
 
}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |FirstEntry= yes|Quarter=1 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Jason Hanson]] 54 yard field goal |Score= Lions 3–0}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=1 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Olandis Gary]] 2 yard run (Jason Hanson kick) |Score= Lions 10–0}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=2 |Time= |Team=OAK |Event=[[Sebastian Janikowski]] 55 yard field goal |Score= Lions 10–3}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=3 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=[[Cory Schlesinger]] 33 yard pass from [[Joey Harrington]] (Jason Hanson kick) |Score= Lions 17–3}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=3 |Time= |Team=OAK |Event= [[Charlie Garner]] 7 yard run (Sebastian Janikowski kick) |Score= Lions 17–10}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=4 |Time= |Team=DET |Event=Jason Hanson 42 yard field goal |Score= Lions 20–10}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=4 |Time= |Team= OAK|Event= Sebastian Janikowski 24 yard field goal |Score= Lions 20–13}}
 
{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=4 |Time= |Team= DET|Event= Jason Hanson 39 yard field goal |Score= Lions 23–13|LastEntry=yes}}
 
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<ref>[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200311020det.htm Pro-Football-Reference.com]</ref>
 
 
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==Standings==
 
==Standings==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/2003.htm 2003 Detroit Lions] at [[Pro-Football-Reference.com]]
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*[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/2003.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
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*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/2003-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
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*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/2003 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
   
 
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[[Category:2003 National Football League season by team|Detroit Lions]]
 
[[Category:2003 National Football League season by team|Detroit Lions]]
 
[[Category:Detroit Lions seasons]]
 
[[Category:Detroit Lions seasons]]
[[Category:2003 in sports in Michigan|Detroit Lions]]
 
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