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The 2003 Baltimore Ravens season was the team's eighth season in the NFL. They improved upon their previous output of 7–9, instead winning 10 games and making a playoff appearance.[1] One notable moment from the season came in week 2, when Jamal Lewis rushed 295 yards against the Cleveland Browns, setting the NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game.[2] In week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore fought a seventeen point deficit late in the 4th quarter to force overtime; they won 44–41. The game was named to NFL Top 10 as #9 on Top Ten Comebacks.[3]

2003 Baltimore Ravens season
Head coachBrian Billick
Home fieldM&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place1st AFC North
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs
(Titans) 20–17

The Ravens season ended quickly, losing 20-17 to the Steve McNair-led Tennessee Titans in the Wildcard round.

Shortly after the loss Art Modell sold his majority ownership (retaining 1%) of the team to minority owner Steve Biscotti.

Contents

DraftEdit

2003 Baltimore Ravens draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Terrell Suggs *  DE Arizona State
1 19 Kyle Boller  QB California
3 77 Musa Smith  RB Georgia
4 109 Jarret Johnson  DE Alabama
4 134 Ovie Mughelli *  FB Wake Forest
5 146 Aubrayo Franklin  DT Tennessee
5 173 Tony Pashos  OT Illinois
6 182 Gerome Sapp  S Notre Dame
7 223 Trent Smith  TE Oklahoma
7 250 Mike Mabry  C Central Florida
7 258 Antwoine Sanders  S Utah
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2003 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Friday
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Paul Ricci

RosterEdit

2003 Baltimore Ravens 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
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record TV Time Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–15 0–1 CBS 1:00pm
63,157
2 September 14, 2003 Cleveland Browns W 33–13 1–1 CBS 1:00pm
69,473
3 September 21, 2003 at San Diego Chargers W 24–10 2–1 CBS 4:15pm
52,028
4 September 28, 2003 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–10 2–2 CBS 4:15pm
69,459
5 Bye
6 October 12, 2003 at Arizona Cardinals W 26–18 3–2 CBS 4:15pm
24,193
7 October 19, 2003 at Cincinnati Bengals L 34–26 3–3 CBS 1:00pm
53,553
8 October 26, 2003 Denver Broncos W 26–6 4–3 CBS 1:00pm
69,723
9 November 2, 2003 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–17 5–3 CBS 1:00pm
69,486
10 November 9, 2003 at St. Louis Rams L 33–22 5–4 ESPN 8:30pm
66,085
11 November 16, 2003 at Miami Dolphins L 9–6 OT 5–5 CBS 1:00pm
73,333
12 November 23, 2003 Seattle Seahawks W 44–41 OT 6–5 FOX 1:00pm
69,477
13 November 30, 2003 San Francisco 49ers W 44–6 7–5 FOX 1:00pm
69,549
14 December 7, 2003 Cincinnati Bengals W 31–13 8–5 CBS 1:00pm
69,468
15 December 14, 2003 at Oakland Raiders L 20–12 8–6 CBS 4:05pm
45,398
16 December 21, 2003 at Cleveland Browns W 35–0 9–6 CBS 1:00pm
72,548
17 December 28, 2003 Pittsburgh Steelers W 13–10 OT 10–6 ESPN 8:30pm
70,001

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
Wildcard January 3, 2004 Tennessee Titans L 17–20 ABC 4:30pm
69,452

StandingsEdit

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 391 281 W2
Cincinnati Bengals 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 346 384 L2
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 300 327 L1
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313 2–4 3–9 254 322 W1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2003 Baltimore Ravens
  2. ^ Lewis rushes for 295 yards!. Pro Football Hall of Fame. 15 September 2003. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Top 10 greatest comebacks in NFL history". National Football League. 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2013-01-03.