2003 Houston Texans season
Head Coach Dom Capers
Home Field Reliant Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Place 4th AFC South
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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2002 2004

The 2003 Houston Texans season was the second season in franchise history and saw the expansion club make a one-game improvement on its previous season record.

Draft Selections

2003 NFL Draft

Round/Pick Player Position College
1/3 Andre Johnson Wide receiver Miami (FL)
2/41 (from New England) Bennie Joppru Tight end Michigan
3/67 Antwan Peek Linebacker Cincinnati
3/75 (from New England) Seth Wand Offensive tackle NW Missouri State
3/88 (from Atlanta) 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 Defensive back Louisville
7/233 Chance Pearce Center Texas A&M

Personnel

Staff

2003 Houston Texans staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Chris Palmer
  • Running Backs – Chick Harris
  • Wide Receivers – Kippy Brown
  • Tight Ends – Greg Roman
  • Offensive Line – Tony Marciano
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Steve Marshall
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams

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

Strength and Conditioning

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

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Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
1 August 9, 2003 Denver Broncos L 20–12 Reliant Stadium 0-1
2 August 15, 2003 at Dallas Cowboys L 34–6 Texas Stadium 0-2
3 August 23, 2003 San Diego Chargers L 19–17 Reliant Stadium 0-3
4 August 28, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 34–3 Raymond James Stadium 0-4

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record TV Time
1 September 7, 2003 at Miami Dolphins W 21–20 Dolphin Stadium 1-0 CBS 1:00pm
2 September 14, 2003 at New Orleans Saints L 31–10 Louisiana Superdome 1-1 CBS 1:00pm
3 September 21, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs L 42–14 Reliant Stadium 1-2 CBS 1:00pm
4 September 28, 2003 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–20 Reliant Stadium 2-2 CBS 1:00pm
5 Bye
6 October 12, 2003 at Tennessee Titans L 38–17 LP Field 2-3 CBS 1:00pm
7 October 19, 2003 New York Jets L 19–14 Reliant Stadium 2-4 CBS 1:00pm
8 October 26, 2003 at Indianapolis Colts L 30–21 RCA Dome 2-5 CBS 1:00pm
9 November 2, 2003 Carolina Panthers W 14–10 Reliant Stadium 3-5 FOX 1:00pm
10 November 9, 2003 at Cincinnati Bengals L 34–27 Paul Brown Stadium 3-6 CBS 1:00pm
11 November 16, 2003 at Buffalo Bills W 12–10 Ralph Wilson Stadium 4-6 CBS 1:00pm
12 November 23, 2003 New England Patriots L 23–20 (OT) Reliant Stadium 4-7 CBS 1:00pm
13 November 30, 2003 Atlanta Falcons W 17–13 Reliant Stadium 5-7 FOX 1:00pm
14 December 7, 2003 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 27–0 ALLTEL Stadium 5-8 CBS 1:00pm
15 December 14, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16–3 Raymond James Stadium 5-9 CBS 1:00pm
16 December 21, 2003 Tennessee Titans L 27–24 Reliant Stadium 5-10 CBS 1:00pm
17 December 28, 2003 Indianapolis Colts L 20–17 Reliant Stadium 5-11 CBS 1:00pm

Standings

x - clinched playoff berth y - clinched division z - clinched homefield advantage * - clinched first-round bye
W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

AFC South
Team W L T PCT PF PA
y-Indianapolis Colts 12 4 0 .750 447 336
x-Tennessee Titans 12 4 0 .750 435 324
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .312 276 331
Houston Texans 5 11 0 .312 255 380


References

AFC East North South West East North South West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Houston Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta Arizona
Miami Cincinnati Indianapolis Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Carolina St. Louis
New England Cleveland Jacksonville Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans San Francisco
NY Jets Pittsburgh Tennessee San Diego Washington Minnesota Tampa Bay Seattle
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