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{{Infobox NFL_season
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{{Infobox NFL season
| 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]]
| stadium = [[Ford Field]]
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| general manager = [[Matt Millen]]
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
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| owner = [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
| uniform = File:NFCN-2003-2004-Uniform-DET.PNG
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| stadium = [[Ford Field]]
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| playoffs = ''Did not qualify''
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| pro_bowlers = CB [[Dre Bly]]
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| uniform = File:NFCN-2003-2004-Uniform-DET.PNG
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| shortnavlink = Lions seasons
 
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The '''[[2003 NFL season|2003]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 74th season in franchise history.
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The '''[[2003 NFL season|2003]] [[list of Detroit Lions seasons|Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 74th season in franchise history.
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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.
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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===
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{{NFL final staff
|-
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| year = 2003
! colspan="7" style="{{NFLPrimaryColor|Detroit Lions}}; color:white; border:2px solid #C5C7CF; text-align: center;"|'''2003 Detroit Lions staff'''
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| team = Detroit Lions
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| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |'''Front Office'''
 
*Owner and Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
 
*Vice Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Jr.]]
 
*President and CEO – [[Matt Millen]]
 
   
'''Head Coaches'''
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| front_office =
*Head Coach – [[Steve Mariucci]]
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* Owner and Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
*Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers – [[Richard Smith (American football coach)|Richard Smith]]
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* Vice Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Jr.]]
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* President and Chief Executive Officer – [[Matt Millen]]
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* Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – [[Tom Lewand]]
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* Senior Vice President of Football Administration/Legal Counsel – [[Martin Mayhew]]
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* Director of Pro Personnel – [[Sheldon White]]
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* Director of College Scouting – Scott McEwen
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* Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – [[Charlie Sanders]]
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* College Scouting Coordinator – [[Russ Bolinger]]
   
'''Offensive Coaches'''
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| head_coach =
*Offensive Coordinator – [[Sherman Lewis]]
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* Head Coach – [[Steve Mariucci]]
*Quarterbacks – [[Kevin Higgins]]
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* Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers – [[Richard Smith (American football coach)|Richard Smith]]
*Running Backs – [[Tom Rathman]]
 
*Wide Receivers – [[Bobby Williams]]
 
*Tight Ends – Sean Kugler
 
*Offensive Line – [[Carl Mauck]]
 
*Offensive Assistant – Andy Sugarman
 
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|valign="top"|
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |
 
'''Defensive Coaches'''
 
*Defensive Coordinator – [[Kurt Schottenheimer]]
 
*Defensive Line – George Dyer
 
*Secondary – [[Ray Horton]]
 
*Defensive Assistant – Don Clemons
 
*Defensive Assistant – [[Johnny Holland]]
 
   
'''Special Teams Coaches'''
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| offensive =
*Special Teams – [[Chuck Priefer]]
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* Offensive Coordinator – [[Sherman Lewis]]
*Assistant Special Teams – [[Kevin O’Dea]]
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* Quarterbacks – [[Kevin Higgins (American football)|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]]
   
'''Strength and Conditioning'''
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| defensive =
*Strength and ConditioningJason Arapoff
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* Defensive Coordinator[[Kurt Schottenheimer]]
*Assistant Strength and ConditioningMalcolm Blacken
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* Defensive LineGeorge Dyer
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* Secondary – [[Ray Horton]]
<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>
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* Defensive Assistant [[Don Clemons]]
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* Defensive Assistant – [[Johnny Holland]]
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| special_teams =
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* Special Teams – [[Chuck Priefer]]
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* Assistant Special Teams/Offense – [[Kevin O’Dea]]
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| strength =
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* Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
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* Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken
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}}
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<ref>{{cite book |title=2003 Detroit Lions Media Guide |pages=4–29 |chapter=Administration and Coaches }}</ref>
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===NFL Draft===
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{{main article|2003 NFL Draft}}
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{{NFL team draft start
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| year = 2003
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| teamname = Detroit Lions
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 1
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| pick = 2
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| player = [[Charles Rogers (American football)|Charles Rogers]]
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| position = [[Wide Receiver|WR]]
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| college = [[2002 Michigan State Spartans football team|Michigan State]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 2
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| pick = 34
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| player = [[Boss Bailey]]
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| position = [[Linebacker|LB]]
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| college = [[2002 Georgia Bulldogs football team|Georgia]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 3
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| pick = 66
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| player = [[Cory Redding]]
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| position = [[Defensive Tackle|DT]]
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| college = [[2002 Texas Longhorns football team|Texas]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 4
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| pick = 99
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| player = [[Artose Pinner]]
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| position = [[Running Back|RB]]
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| college = [[2002 Kentucky Wildcats football team|Kentucky]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 5
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| pick = 137
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| player = [[Terrence Holt]]
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| position = [[Safety (gridiron football position)|S]]
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| college = [[2002 NC State Wolfpack football team|NC State]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 5
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| pick = 144
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| player = [[James Davis (linebacker)|James Davis]]
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| position = [[Linebacker|LB]]
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| college = [[2002 West Virginia Mountaineers football team|West Virginia]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 6
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| pick = 175
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| player = [[David Kircus]]
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| position = [[Wide Receiver|WR]]
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| college = [[Grand Valley State Lakers football|Grand Valley State]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 216
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| player = [[Ben Johnson (offensive tackle)|Ben Johnson]]
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| position = [[Offensive Tackle|OT]]
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| college = [[2002 Wisconsin Badgers football team|Wisconsin]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster =
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 220
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| player = [[Blue Adams]]
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| position = [[Cornerback|CB]]
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| college = [[2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team|Cincinnati]]
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| notes = From [[2003 Arizona Cardinals season|Arizona]]
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| maderoster =
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 236
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| player = Brandon Drumm
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| position = [[Running Back|RB]]
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| college = [[2002 Colorado Buffaloes football team|Colorado]]
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| notes = From [[2003 Cleveland Browns season|Cleveland]] via [[2003 San Diego Chargers season|San Diego]] and [[2003 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas]]
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| maderoster =
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 260
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| player = Travis Anglin
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| position = [[Wide Receiver|WR]]
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| college = [[2002 Memphis Tigers football team|Memphis]]
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| notes = supplemental compensatory
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| maderoster =
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| probowl =
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| hof =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft end}}
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===Roster===
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{{NFL final roster
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|Year=2003
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|TeamName=Detroit Lions
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|Active=
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|Inactive=
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|PS=
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|Quarterbacks=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">14</span> [[Ty Detmer]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">3</span> [[Joey Harrington]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">8</span> [[Mike McMahon (American football)|Mike McMahon]]
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|Running Backs=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">24</span> [[Shawn Bryson]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">31</span> ''[[Avon Cobourne]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">33</span> [[Olandis Gary]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">21</span> ''[[Artose Pinner]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">30</span> [[Cory Schlesinger]] FB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">27</span> [[Stephen Trejo]] FB
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|Wide Receivers=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">88</span> [[Scotty Anderson]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">18</span> [[Eddie Drummond]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">81</span> [[Az-Zahir Hakim]] KR/PR
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">11</span> ''[[David Kircus]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">84</span> [[Bill Schroeder (wide receiver)|Bill Schroeder]]
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|Tight Ends=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">82</span> ''[[Casey FitzSimmons]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">83</span> [[John Owens (American football)|John Owens]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">86</span> [[Mikhael Ricks]]
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|Offensive Linemen=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">76</span> [[Jeff Backus]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">79</span> [[Eric Beverly]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">61</span> [[Ray Brown (offensive lineman)|Ray Brown]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">75</span> [[Matt Joyce (American football)|Matt Joyce]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">70</span> [[Josh Lovelady]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">73</span> [[Stockar McDougle]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">51</span> [[Dominic Raiola]] C
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|Defensive Linemen=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">95</span> [[Jared DeVries]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">98</span> [[Kalimba Edwards]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">96</span> [[James Hall (football player)|James Hall]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">91</span> [[Robert Porcher]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">93</span> [[Kelvin Pritchett]] DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">78</span> ''[[Cory Redding]]'' DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">92</span> [[Shaun Rogers (American football)|Shaun Rogers]] DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">72</span> [[Dan Wilkinson]] DT
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|Linebackers=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">97</span> ''[[Boss Bailey]]'' OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">55</span> [[Donté Curry]] OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">52</span> ''[[James Davis (linebacker)|James Davis]]'' OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">59</span> [[Jeff Gooch]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">54</span> [[Barrett Green]] OLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">50</span> [[Earl Holmes]] MLB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">58</span> [[Wali Rainer]] MLB
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|Defensive Backs=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">32</span> [[Dré Bly]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">35</span> [[André Goodman]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">25</span> [[Corey Harris (American football, born 1969)|Corey Harris]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">31</span> ''[[Terrence Holt]]'' FS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">28</span> [[Bracy Walker]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">45</span> [[Brian Walker (American football)|Brian Walker]] SS
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|Special Teams=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">4</span> [[Jason Hanson]] K
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">2</span> [[Nick Harris]] P
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|Reserve Lists=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">29</span> [[Chris Cash (American football)|Chris Cash]] CB <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:injuryicon.jpg]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">19</span> [[John Jett]] P <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:injuryicon.jpg]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">80</span> ''[[Charles Rogers (American football)|Charles Rogers]]'' WR <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:injuryicon.jpg]]
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|Practice Squad=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">74</span> ''[[Ben Johnson (offensive tackle)|Ben Johnson]]'' G
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}}
   
 
==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
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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.
 
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! Opponent
 
! Opponent
 
! Result
 
! Result
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! Network
  +
! Kickoff (EST)
 
! Attendance
 
! Attendance
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
| September 7, 2003
 
| September 7, 2003
| [[Arizona Cardinals]]
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| [[2003 Arizona Cardinals season|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 [[Green Bay Packers]]
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| at [[2003 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
| L 31-6
+
| 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
| [[Minnesota Vikings]]
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| [[2003 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
| L 23-13
+
| 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 [[Denver Broncos]]
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| at [[2003 Denver Broncos season|Denver Broncos]]
| L 20-16
+
| 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 [[San Francisco 49ers]]
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| at [[2003 San Francisco 49ers season|San Francisco 49ers]]
| L 24-17
+
| L 24–17
  +
| FOX
  +
| 4:15pm
 
| <center>67,365</center>
 
| <center>67,365</center>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 6
 
| 6
| colspan=4 align="center" | ''Bye''
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| colspan=6 align="center" | ''Bye''
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| October 19, 2003
 
| October 19, 2003
| [[Dallas Cowboys]]
+
| [[2003 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas Cowboys]]
| L 38-7
+
| 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 [[Chicago Bears]]
+
| at [[2003 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
| L 24-16
+
| 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
| [[Oakland Raiders]]
+
| [[2003 Oakland Raiders season|Oakland Raiders]]
| W 23-13
+
| 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
| [[Chicago Bears]]
+
| [[2003 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
| W 12-10
+
| 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 [[Seattle Seahawks]]
+
| at [[2003 Seattle Seahawks season|Seattle Seahawks]]
| L 35-14
+
| 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 [[Minnesota Vikings]]
+
| at [[2003 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
| L 24-14
+
| 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
| [[Green Bay Packers]]
+
| [[2003 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
| W 22-14
+
| 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
| [[San Diego Chargers]]
+
| [[2003 San Diego Chargers season|San Diego Chargers]]
| L 14-7
+
| 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 [[Kansas City Chiefs]]
+
| at [[2003 Kansas City Chiefs season|Kansas City Chiefs]]
| L 45-17
+
| 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 [[Carolina Panthers]]
+
| at [[2003 Carolina Panthers season|Carolina Panthers]]
| L 20-14
+
| 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
| [[St. Louis Rams]]
+
| [[2003 St. Louis Rams season|St. Louis Rams]]
| W 30-20
+
| W 30–20
  +
| FOX
  +
| 1:00pm
 
| <center>61,006</center>
 
| <center>61,006</center>
 
|}
 
|}
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  +
==Game summaries==
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{{expand section|date=September 2014}}
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===Week 1===
  +
  +
{{AFB game box start
  +
|Title=
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|Visitor=Cardinals
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|V1=7|V2=7 |V3=10 |V4=0
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|Host='''Lions'''
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|H1=7 |H2=7 |H3=14 |H4=14
  +
|Date=September 7
  +
|Location=[[Ford Field]], [[Detroit]], [[Michigan]]
  +
|StartTime=1:00 p.m.
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|TimeZone=EST
  +
|ElapsedTime=
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|Attendance=60,691
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|Weather=indoors (dome)
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|Referee=[[Bill Carollo]]
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|TVAnnouncers=
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|TVStation=[[NFL on Fox|Fox]]
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}}
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{{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}}
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{{AFB Game Box Scoring Entry |Quarter=2 |Time= |Team=OAK |Event=[[Sebastian Janikowski]] 55 yard field goal |Score= Lions 10–3}}
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/2003.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
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* [https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/2003.htm 2003 Detroit Lions] at [[Pro-Football-Reference.com]]
*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/2003-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
 
*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/2003 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
 
   
 
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2003 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Steve Mariucci
General Manager Matt Millen
Home Field Ford Field
Results
Record 5–11
Place 4th NFC North
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Uniform
NFCN-2003-2004-Uniform-DET
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2002 2004

The 2003 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 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 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.

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2003 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken

[1]

NFL DraftEdit

2003 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Charles Rogers  WR Michigan State
2 34 Boss Bailey  LB Georgia
3 66 Cory Redding  DT Texas
4 99 Artose Pinner  RB Kentucky
5 137 Terrence Holt  S NC State
5 144 James Davis  LB West Virginia
6 175 David Kircus  WR Grand Valley State
7 216 Ben Johnson  OT Wisconsin
7 220 Blue Adams  CB Cincinnati From Arizona
7 236 Brandon Drumm  RB Colorado From Cleveland via San Diego and Dallas
7 260 Travis Anglin  WR Memphis supplemental compensatory
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

RosterEdit

2003 Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

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 the Carolina Panthers, who had finished fourth in the NFC South in 2002, and the Dallas Cowboys, who had finished fourth in the NFC East in 2002.

Week Date Opponent Result Network Kickoff (EST) Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 Arizona Cardinals W 42–24 FOX 1:00pm
60,691
2 September 14, 2003 at Green Bay Packers L 31–6 FOX 1:00pm
70,244
3 September 21, 2003 Minnesota Vikings L 23–13 FOX 1:00pm
60,865
4 September 28, 2003 at Denver Broncos L 20–16 FOX 4:15pm
75,719
5 October 5, 2003 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–17 FOX 4:15pm
67,365
6 Bye
7 October 19, 2003 Dallas Cowboys L 38–7 FOX 1:00pm
61,160
8 October 26, 2003 at Chicago Bears L 24–16 FOX 1:00pm
61,428
9 November 2, 2003 Oakland Raiders W 23–13 CBS 1:00pm
61,561
10 November 9, 2003 Chicago Bears W 12–10 FOX 1:00pm
61,492
11 November 16, 2003 at Seattle Seahawks L 35–14 FOX 4:15pm
65,865
12 November 23, 2003 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–14 FOX 1:00pm
63,946
13 November 27, 2003 Green Bay Packers W 22–14 FOX 12:30pm
62,123
14 December 7, 2003 San Diego Chargers L 14–7 CBS 1:00pm
61,544
15 December 14, 2003 at Kansas City Chiefs L 45–17 FOX 1:00pm
77,922
16 December 21, 2003 at Carolina Panthers L 20–14 FOX 1:00pm
72,835
17 December 28, 2003 St. Louis Rams W 30–20 FOX 1:00pm
61,006

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Cardinals 7 7 10 0 24
Lions 7 7 14 14 42

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Week 9Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Raiders 0 3 7 3 13
• Lions 10 0 7 6 23

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StandingsEdit

NFC North
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 442 307 W4
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 416 353 L1
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 283 346 L1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 270 379 W1

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Administration and Coaches". 2003 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 4–29.
  2. Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com

External linksEdit

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