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{{Infobox NFL season
 
{{Infobox NFL season
| team = New Orleans Saints
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| team = New Orleans Saints
| year = 2003
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| year = 2003
| record = 8–8
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| record = 8–8
 
| division_place = 2nd [[NFC South]]
 
| division_place = 2nd [[NFC South]]
| coach = [[Jim Haslett]]
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| coach = [[Jim Haslett]]
| stadium = [[Louisiana Superdome]]
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| general_manager = [[Mickey Loomis]]
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
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| owner = [[Tom Benson]]
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| stadium = [[Louisiana Superdome]]
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| playoffs = ''Did not qualify''
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| pro bowlers = G [[LeCharles Bentley]]<br>RB [[Deuce McAllister]]
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| AP All-pros = RB [[Deuce McAllister]] ''(1st team)''
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| shortnavlink = Saints seasons
 
}}
 
}}
   
The '''[[2003 NFL season|2003]] [[New Orleans Saints]] season''' was the team's 37th as a member of the [[National Football League]]. They could not match their [[2002 New Orleans Saints season|previous season]]'s performance of 9–7, only attaining a record of 8–8.<ref>[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nor/2003.htm 2003 New Orleans Saints]</ref>
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The '''2003 New Orleans Saints season''' was the franchise's 37th season in the [[National Football League]] and the 28th to host games at the [[Mercedes-Benz Superdome]]. They failed to improve on their 9–7 record from 2002 and finished with a record of 8–8.<ref>[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nor/2003.htm 2003 New Orleans Saints]</ref> This was the season of the [[River City Relay]], a play that has gone down in NFL lore from a week 16 game against the [[2003 Jacksonville Jaguars season|Jacksonville Jaguars]]. The Saints were 7–7 and needed a victory to keep their postseason hopes alive. The Jaguars held a 20–13 lead with seven seconds left in regulation, and the Saints had possession on their own 25. In a scene evoking memories of [[The Play (Stanford vs. California)|The Play]], [[Aaron Brooks (American football)|Aaron Brooks]] passed to [[Donté Stallworth]] for 42 yards, Stallworth lateraled to [[Michael Lewis (NFL receiver)|Michael Lewis]] for 7 yards, Lewis lateraled to [[Deuce McAllister]] for 5 yards, and McAllister lateraled to [[Jerome Pathon]] for 21 yards and a touchdown. The score was 20–19, leaving only the extra point to force overtime. However, in an unlikely twist, [[John Carney (American football)|John Carney]], who in his career made 98.4% of extra points attempted and had not missed one in a full decade, inexplicably missed the kick wide right, causing the Saints to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
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==Offseason==
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===NFL Draft===
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{{main|2003 NFL Draft}}
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{{NFL team draft start
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| year = 2003
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| teamname = New Orleans Saints
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 1
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| pick = 6
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| player = [[Johnathan Sullivan]]
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| position = [[Defensive tackle]]
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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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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 2
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| pick = 37
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| player = [[Jon Stinchcomb]]
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| position = [[Offensive tackle]]
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| college = Georgia
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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| probowl = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 3
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| pick = 86
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| player = [[Cie Grant]]
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| position = [[Linebacker]]
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| college = [[2002 Ohio State Buckeyes football team|Ohio State]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 4
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| pick = 102
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| player = [[Montrae Holland]]
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| position = [[Guard (American and Canadian football)|Guard]]
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| college = [[2002 Florida State Seminoles football team|Florida State]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 5
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| pick = 155
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| player = Melvin Williams
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| position = [[Defensive end]]
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| college = [[2002 Kansas State Wildcats football team|Kansas State]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 6
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| pick = 203
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| player = [[Kareem Kelly]]
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| position = [[Wide receiver]]
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| college = [[2002 USC Trojans football team|USC]]
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| notes =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 231
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| player = [[Talman Gardner]]
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| position = [[Wide receiver]]
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| college = Florida State
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft end
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| hof = no
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}}
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<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nor/2003_draft.htm |title=2003 New Orleans Saints Draftees |work=Pro-Football-Reference.com |accessdate=January 5, 2014 }}</ref>
   
 
==Personnel==
 
==Personnel==
 
===Staff===
 
===Staff===
{| class="toccolours" style="text-align: left;"
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{{NFL final staff
|-
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| year = 2003
! colspan="7" style="{{NFLPrimaryColor|New Orleans Saints}}; color: white; border: 2px solid #BB8C3C; text-align: center;"|'''2003 New Orleans Saints staff'''
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| team = New Orleans Saints
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| front_office =
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" | '''Front Office'''
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* Owner [[Tom Benson]]
*Owner – [[Tom Benson]]
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* Executive Vice President/General Manager – [[Mickey Loomis]]
*Executive Vice President/General Manager[[Mickey Loomis]]
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* Senior Football AdministratorRuss Ball
*Senior Football AdministratorRuss Ball
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* Director of Player Personnel[[Rick Mueller]]
*Director of Player Personnel[[Rick Mueller]]
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* College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson
*College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson
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| head_coach =
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* Head Coach – [[Jim Haslett]]
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| offensive =
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* Offensive Coordinator – [[Mike McCarthy (American football)|Mike McCarthy]]
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* Quarterbacks – [[Mike Sheppard]]
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* Running Backs – [[Dave Atkins (American football)|Dave Atkins]]
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* Wide Receivers – [[Hubbard Alexander]]
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* Assistant Wide Receivers – [[Danny Langsdorf]]
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* Tight Ends – Bob Palcic
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* Offensive Line – [[Jack Henry (American football)|Jack Henry]]
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* Offensive Assistant/Quality Control – John Misciagna
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| defensive =
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* Defensive Coordinator – [[Rick Venturi]]
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* Defensive Line – [[Sam Clancy]]
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* Linebackers – [[Winston Moss]]
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* Secondary – Joe Baker
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* Secondary/Cornerbacks – [[Greg Brown (American football coach)|Greg Brown]]
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* Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – [[Ty Knott]]
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| special_teams =
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* Special Teams – Al Everest
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| strength =
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* Strength and Conditioning – Rock Gullickson
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* Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Palmieri
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}}
   
'''Head Coaches'''
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===Roster===
*Head Coach – [[Jim Haslett]]
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{{NFL final roster
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|Year=2003
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|TeamName=New Orleans Saints
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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;">&nbsp;4</span> [[Todd Bouman]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">&nbsp;2</span> [[Aaron Brooks (American football)|Aaron Brooks]]
   
'''Offensive Coaches'''
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|Running Backs=
*Offensive Coordinator [[Mike McCarthy (American football)|Mike McCarthy]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">32</span> [[Ki-Jana Carter]]
*Quarterbacks [[Mike Sheppard]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">25</span> [[Fred McAfee]]
*Running Backs [[Dave Atkins (American football)|Dave Atkins]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">26</span> [[Lamar Smith]]
*Wide Receivers Hubbard Alexander
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">26</span> [[Deuce McAllister]]
*Assistant Wide Receivers [[Danny Langsdorf]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">44</span> [[Terrelle Smith]] FB
*Tight Ends – Bob Palcic
 
*Offensive Line – [[Jack Henry]]
 
*Offensive Assistant/Quality Control – John Misciagna
 
|width="35"|&nbsp;
 
|valign="top"|
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |
 
'''Defensive Coaches'''
 
*Defensive Coordinator – [[Rick Venturi]]
 
*Defensive Line – [[Sam Clancy]]
 
*Linebackers – [[Winston Moss]]
 
*Secondary – Joe Baker
 
*Secondary/Cornerbacks – [[Greg Brown (American football coach)|Greg Brown]]
 
*Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Ty Knott
 
   
'''Special Teams Coaches'''
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|Wide Receivers=
*Special Teams Al Everest
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">88</span> ''[[Talman Gardner]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">87</span> [[Joe Horn]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">84</span> [[Michael Lewis (wide receiver)|Michael Lewis]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">80</span> [[Jerome Pathon]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">83</span> [[Donté Stallworth]]
   
'''Strength and Conditioning'''
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|Tight Ends=
*Strength and Conditioning Rock Gullickson
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">85</span> [[Ernie Conwell]]
*Assistant Strength and Conditioning Jerry Palmieri
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">82</span> [[Boo Williams]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">86</span> [[Walter Rasby]]
<ref>{{cite book |title=2009 New Orleans Saints Media Guide |page=429 |url=http://www.neworleanssaints.com/Team/2009%20Saints%20Media%20Guide.aspx |accessdate=2010-03-26}}</ref>
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">81</span> ''[[Zachary Hilton]]''
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|Offensive Linemen=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">65</span> [[LeCharles Bentley]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">72</span> [[Wayne Gandy]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">71</span> [[Spencer Folau]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">62</span> [[Jerry Fontenot]] C
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">64</span> [[Kendyl Jacox]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">66</span> [[Victor Riley]] T
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|Defensive Linemen=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">99</span> ''[[Kenderick Allen]]'' DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">94</span> [[Charles Grant (American football)|Charles Grant]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">93</span> [[Darren Howard]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">90</span> [[Kenny Smith (American football)|Kenny Smith]] DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">97</span> ''[[Johnathan Sullivan]]'' NT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">98</span> [[Willie Whitehead]] DE
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|Linebackers=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">50</span> [[James Allen (linebacker)|James Allen]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">58</span> ''[[Cie Grant]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">52</span> [[Sedrick Hodge]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">59</span> [[Derrick Rodgers]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">56</span> [[Orlando Ruff]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">54</span> [[Darrin Smith]]
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|Defensive Backs=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">33</span> [[Ashley Ambrose]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">20</span> [[Jay Bellamy]] FS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">29</span> [[Keyuo Craver]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">23</span> [[Victor Green]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">21</span> [[Dale Carter]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">37</span> [[Steve Gleason]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">34</span> [[Tebucky Jones]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">22</span> [[Fred Thomas (American football)|Fred Thomas]] CB
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|Special Teams=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">17</span> [[Mitch Berger]] P
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">&nbsp;3</span> [[John Carney (American football)|John Carney]] K
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">47</span> [[Kevin Houser]] LS
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|Reserve Lists=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">42</span> ''[[Spencer Frederick]]'' TE <small>(IR)</small> [[File:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">63</span> ''[[Chad Setterstrom]]'' G <small>(IR)</small> [[File:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">78</span> [[Jon Stinchcomb]] T <small>(IR)</small> [[File:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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|Practice Squad=
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}}
   
 
==Regular season==
 
==Regular season==
 
===Schedule===
 
===Schedule===
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During the 2003 regular season, the Saints’ non-divisional conference opponents were primarily from the [[NFC East]], although they also played [[2003 Seattle Seahawks season|the Seattle Seahawks]] from the [[NFC West]], and [[2003 Chicago Bears season|the Chicago Bears]] from the [[NFC North]]. Their non-conference opponents were from the [[AFC South]].
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{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Opponent
 
! Result
 
! Result
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! TV
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! Time (CT)
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! Attendance
 
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|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
| September 7, 2003
 
| September 7, 2003
| at [[Seattle Seahawks]]
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| at [[2003 Seattle Seahawks season|Seattle Seahawks]]
| L 27-10
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| '''L''' 27–10
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| FOX
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| 3:15 pm
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| <center>52,250</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 2
 
| 2
 
| September 14, 2003
 
| September 14, 2003
| [[Houston Texans]]
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| [[2003 Houston Texans season|Houston Texans]]
| W 31-10
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| '''W''' 31–10
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| CBS
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,390</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 3
 
| 3
 
| September 21, 2003
 
| September 21, 2003
| at [[Tennessee Titans]]
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| at [[2003 Tennessee Titans season|Tennessee Titans]]
| L 27-17
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| '''L''' 27–12
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,809</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 4
 
| 4
 
| September 28, 2003
 
| September 28, 2003
| [[Indianapolis Colts]]
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| [[2003 Indianapolis Colts season|Indianapolis Colts]]
| L 55-21
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| '''L''' 55–21
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| ESPN
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| 7:37 pm
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| <center>70,020</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 5
 
| 5
 
| October 5, 2003
 
| October 5, 2003
| at [[Carolina Panthers]]
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| at [[2003 Carolina Panthers season|Carolina Panthers]]
| L 19-13
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| '''L''' 19–13
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>72,496</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 6
 
| 6
 
| October 12, 2003
 
| October 12, 2003
| [[Chicago Bears]]
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| [[2003 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
| W 20-13
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| '''W''' 20–13
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,390</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| October 19, 2003
 
| October 19, 2003
| at [[Atlanta Falcons]]
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| at [[2003 Atlanta Falcons season|Atlanta Falcons]]
| W 45-17
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| '''W''' 45–17
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>70,837</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 8
 
| 8
 
| October 26, 2003
 
| October 26, 2003
| [[Carolina Panthers]]
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| [[2003 Carolina Panthers season|Carolina Panthers]]
| L 23-20
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| '''L''' 23–20
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,370</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 9
 
| 9
 
| November 2, 2003
 
| November 2, 2003
| at [[Tampa Bay Buccaneers]]
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| at [[2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|Tampa Bay Buccaneers]]
| W 17-14
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| '''W''' 17–14
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>65,524</center>
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 10
 
| 10
| colspan=3 align="center" | ''Bye''
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| colspan=6 align="center" | ''Bye''
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 11
 
| 11
 
| November 16, 2003
 
| November 16, 2003
| [[Atlanta Falcons]]
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| [[2003 Atlanta Falcons season|Atlanta Falcons]]
| W 23-20
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| '''W''' 23–20
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,432</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 12
 
| 12
 
| November 23, 2003
 
| November 23, 2003
| at [[Philadelphia Eagles]]
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| at [[2003 Philadelphia Eagles season|Philadelphia Eagles]]
| L 33-20
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| '''L''' 33–20
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>67,802</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 13
 
| 13
 
| November 30, 2003
 
| November 30, 2003
| at [[Washington Redskins]]
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| at [[2003 Washington Redskins season|Washington Redskins]]
| W 24-20
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| '''W''' 24–20
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| FOX
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| 3:05 pm
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| <center>76,821</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 14
 
| 14
 
| December 7, 2003
 
| December 7, 2003
| [[Tampa Bay Buccaneers]]
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| [[2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|Tampa Bay Buccaneers]]
| L 14-7
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| '''L''' 14–7
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,442</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 15
 
| 15
 
| December 14, 2003
 
| December 14, 2003
| [[New York Giants]]
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| [[2003 New York Giants season|New York Giants]]
| W 45-7
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| '''W''' 45–7
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| ESPN
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| 7:36 pm
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| <center>68,399</center>
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
|-style="background: #ffdddd;"
 
| 16
 
| 16
 
| December 21, 2003
 
| December 21, 2003
| at [[Jacksonville Jaguars]]
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| at [[2003 Jacksonville Jaguars season|Jacksonville Jaguars]]
| L 20-19
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| '''L''' 20–19
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| FOX
  +
| 12:00 pm
  +
| <center>49,207</center>
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
|-style="background: #ddffdd;"
 
| 17
 
| 17
 
| December 28, 2003
 
| December 28, 2003
| [[Dallas Cowboys]]
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| [[2003 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas Cowboys]]
| W 13-7
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| '''W''' 13–7
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| FOX
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| 12:00 pm
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| <center>68,451</center>
 
|}
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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==External links==
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*[https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nor/2003.htm 2003 New Orleans Saints] at [[Pro-Football-Reference.com]]
   
 
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Revision as of 03:42, August 21, 2019

2003 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Jim Haslett
Home Field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 8–8
Place 2nd NFC South
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers G LeCharles Bentley
RB Deuce McAllister
Timeline
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2002 2004

The 2003 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise's 37th season in the National Football League and the 28th to host games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. They failed to improve on their 9–7 record from 2002 and finished with a record of 8–8.[1] This was the season of the River City Relay, a play that has gone down in NFL lore from a week 16 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Saints were 7–7 and needed a victory to keep their postseason hopes alive. The Jaguars held a 20–13 lead with seven seconds left in regulation, and the Saints had possession on their own 25. In a scene evoking memories of The Play, Aaron Brooks passed to Donté Stallworth for 42 yards, Stallworth lateraled to Michael Lewis for 7 yards, Lewis lateraled to Deuce McAllister for 5 yards, and McAllister lateraled to Jerome Pathon for 21 yards and a touchdown. The score was 20–19, leaving only the extra point to force overtime. However, in an unlikely twist, John Carney, who in his career made 98.4% of extra points attempted and had not missed one in a full decade, inexplicably missed the kick wide right, causing the Saints to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Offseason

NFL Draft

2003 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Johnathan Sullivan  Defensive tackle Georgia
2 37 Jon Stinchcomb *  Offensive tackle Georgia
3 86 Cie Grant  Linebacker Ohio State
4 102 Montrae Holland  Guard Florida State
5 155 Melvin Williams  Defensive end Kansas State
6 203 Kareem Kelly  Wide receiver USC
7 231 Talman Gardner  Wide receiver Florida State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel

Staff

2003 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner – Tom Benson
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Mickey Loomis
  • Senior Football Administrator – Russ Ball
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rick Mueller
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Al Everest

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rock Gullickson
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Palmieri

Roster

2003 New Orleans Saints 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

Regular season

Schedule

During the 2003 regular season, the Saints’ non-divisional conference opponents were primarily from the NFC East, although they also played the Seattle Seahawks from the NFC West, and the Chicago Bears from the NFC North. Their non-conference opponents were from the AFC South.

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time (CT) Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–10 FOX 3:15 pm
52,250
2 September 14, 2003 Houston Texans W 31–10 CBS 12:00 pm
68,390
3 September 21, 2003 at Tennessee Titans L 27–12 FOX 12:00 pm
68,809
4 September 28, 2003 Indianapolis Colts L 55–21 ESPN 7:37 pm
70,020
5 October 5, 2003 at Carolina Panthers L 19–13 FOX 12:00 pm
72,496
6 October 12, 2003 Chicago Bears W 20–13 FOX 12:00 pm
68,390
7 October 19, 2003 at Atlanta Falcons W 45–17 FOX 12:00 pm
70,837
8 October 26, 2003 Carolina Panthers L 23–20 FOX 12:00 pm
68,370
9 November 2, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14 FOX 12:00 pm
65,524
10 Bye
11 November 16, 2003 Atlanta Falcons W 23–20 FOX 12:00 pm
68,432
12 November 23, 2003 at Philadelphia Eagles L 33–20 FOX 12:00 pm
67,802
13 November 30, 2003 at Washington Redskins W 24–20 FOX 3:05 pm
76,821
14 December 7, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–7 FOX 12:00 pm
68,442
15 December 14, 2003 New York Giants W 45–7 ESPN 7:36 pm
68,399
16 December 21, 2003 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–19 FOX 12:00 pm
49,207
17 December 28, 2003 Dallas Cowboys W 13–7 FOX 12:00 pm
68,451

Standings

NFC South
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Carolina Panthers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 325 304 W3
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 3–3 7–5 340 326 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 301 264 L2
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 299 422 W2

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