2000 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2000 Indianapolis Colts season was the 48th season for the team in the National Football League and 17th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 2000 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, and finished second in the AFC East division. However, their 2000 season was over as they lost in overtime to their division rival Miami Dolphins in the Wildcard round.

2000 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coachJim Mora
General managerBill Polian
OwnerJim Irsay
Home fieldRCA Dome
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd AFC East
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs
(Dolphins) 23–17 (OT)
Pro BowlersQB Peyton Manning
RB Edgerrin James
WR Marvin Harrison

Much like last season, the Colts once again sent Peyton Manning, Edgerrin James and Marvin Harrison to the Pro Bowl at the end of the season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

2000 Indianapolis Colts draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Rob Morris  LB BYU
2 59 Marcus Washington  LB Auburn
3 91 David Macklin  DB Penn State
4 122 Josh Williams  DT Michigan
5 138 Matt Johnson  C BYU
7 235 Rob Renes  DT Michigan
7 238 Rodregis Brooks  DB UAB
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Undrafted free agentsEdit

2000 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Trevor Insley Wide Receiver Nevada
Kevin McDougal Running Back Colorado State
Justin Snow Long snapper Baylor

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2000 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office
  • Owner and Chief Executive Officer – Jim Irsay
  • President – Bill Polian
  • Director of Football Operations – Dom Anile
  • Director of Pro Player Personnel – Clyde Powers
  • Director of Player Development – Steve Champlin
  • Coordinator of Player Personnel – John Becker
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Chris Polian
  • Director of College Scouting – Mike Butler

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jon Torine
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Richard Howell

RosterEdit

Indianapolis Colts 2000 final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad


Rookies in italics

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 July 29 Atlanta Falcons L 13–20 0–1 RCA Dome Recap
2 August 5 at Seattle Seahawks L 19–20 0–2 Husky Stadium Recap
3 August 12 at New Orleans Saints W 23–17 1–2 Louisiana Superdome Recap
4 August 19 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–26 2–2 RCA Dome Recap
5 August 24 Minnesota Vikings W 27–26 3–2 RCA Dome Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV Time(EDT) TV Announcers Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–14 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 1:00 pm Verne Lundquist & Dan Dierdorf
78,357
2 September 10, 2000 Oakland Raiders L 31–38 1–1 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm Greg Gumbel & Todd Blackledge
56,769
3 Bye
4 September 25, 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars W 43–14 2–1 RCA Dome ABC 9:00 pm Al Michaels, Dan Fouts & Dennis Miller
56,816
5 October 1, 2000 at Buffalo Bills W 18–16 3–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00 pm Gus Johnson & Brent Jones
72,617
6 October 8, 2000 at New England Patriots L 16–24 3–2 Foxboro Stadium CBS 1:00 pm Kevin Harlan & Daryl Johnston
60,292
7 October 15, 2000 at Seattle Seahawks W 37–24 4–2 Husky Stadium CBS 4:05 pm Kevin Harlan & Daryl Johnston
63,593
8 October 22, 2000 New England Patriots W 30–23 5–2 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm Gus Johnson & Brent Jones
56,828
9 October 29, 2000 Detroit Lions W 30–18 6–2 RCA Dome FOX 1:00 pm Sam Rosen & Bill Maas
56,971
10 November 5, 2000 at Chicago Bears L 24–27 6–3 Soldier Field CBS 1:00 pm Ian Eagle & Mark May
66,944
11 November 12, 2000 New York Jets W 23–15 7–3 RCA Dome ESPN 8:30 pm Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann & Paul Maguire
56,657
12 November 19, 2000 at Green Bay Packers L 24–26 7–4 Lambeau Field CBS 1:00 pm Ian Eagle & Mark May
59,869
13 November 26, 2000 Miami Dolphins L 14–17 7–5 RCA Dome CBS 4:15 pm Greg Gumbel & Phil Simms
56,935
14 December 3, 2000 at New York Jets L 17–27 7–6 The Meadowlands CBS 4:15 pm Greg Gumbel & Phil Simms
78,138
15 December 11, 2000 Buffalo Bills W 44–20 8–6 RCA Dome ABC 9:00 pm Al Michaels, Dan Fouts & Dennis Miller
56,671
16 December 17, 2000 at Miami Dolphins W 20–13 9–6 Pro Player Stadium CBS 4:15 pm Greg Gumbel & Phil Simms
73,884
17 December 24, 2000 Minnesota Vikings W 31–10 10–6 RCA Dome FOX 4:15 pm Pat Summerall & John Madden
56,672

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

1 234Total
• Colts 0 7713 27
Chiefs 0 770 14

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Week 2Edit

1 234Total
Oakland 0 7247 38
Indianapolis 14 1007 31

This was the first time the Raiders had ever visited Indianapolis, with their previous away game against the Colts having occurred as far back as 1975.[3] This anomaly was due to old NFL scheduling formulas in place prior to 2002, whereby teams had no rotating schedule opposing members of other divisions within their own conference, but instead played interdivisional conference games according to position within a season's table.[4]

Week 4Edit

1 234Total
Jacksonville 0 1400 14
• Indianapolis 7 14517 43
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: RCA Dome

Week 5Edit

1 234Total
• Indianapolis 0 7011 18
Buffalo 3 607 16

Week 6Edit

1 234Total
Indianapolis 0 1033 16
New England 3 7014 24

    StandingsEdit

    AFC East
    W L T PCT PF PA STK
    (3) Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 323 226 W1
    (6) Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 429 326 W3
    New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 321 321 L3
    Buffalo Bills 8 8 0 .500 315 350 W1
    New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 276 338 L1

    PlayoffsEdit

    The team earned a Wild-Card berth to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed and traveled to Miami to face the Dolphins. The Dolphins turned the ball over three times in the first half as the Colts staked a 14–0 lead by halftime. Miami then outscored the Colts 17–3 in the second half to send it to overtime. The Colts had a chance to win the game with a 49-yard FG but Mike Vanderjagt's kick was wide right. The Dolphins then marched 61 yards in 11 plays, ending with a Lamar Smith game-winning touchdown.

    Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game Site Attendance
    Wild Card December 30, 2000 at Miami Dolphins (3) L 17–23 0–1 Pro Player Stadium
    73,193

    Awards and recordsEdit

    • Marvin Harrison, AFC Pro Bowl Selection[5]
    • Edgerrin James, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 7[6]
    • Edgerrin James, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 15[6]
    • Edgerrin James, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[5]
    • Peyton Manning, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 4[6]
    • Peyton Manning, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 17[6]
    • Peyton Manning, AFC Pro Bowl Selection[5]
    • Hunter Smith, AFC Special Teams Player of the Month, September[6]
    • Mike Vanderjagt, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 5[6]

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ The Football Database. Retrieved 2013-Dec-10.
    2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Sep-19.
    3. ^ Urena, Ivan; Pro Football Schedules: A Complete Historical Guide from 1933 to the Present, p. 15 ISBN 0786473517
    4. ^ History of the NFL’s Structure and Formats, Part Two
    5. ^ a b c NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
    6. ^ a b c d e f NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 202

    See alsoEdit