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The 2003 New York Jets season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football League (NFL), the 44th season overall, and the third under head coach Herman Edwards. The team tried to improve upon its 9–7 record from 2002 and defend its AFC East title, but the Jets failed to do so and finished with a record of 6–10 missing the playoffs for the first time since 2000.

2003 New York Jets season
Head coachHerman Edwards
OwnerWoody Johnson
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record6–10
Division place4th AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersC Kevin Mawae
DE Shaun Ellis
Uniform
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

StaffEdit

2003 New York Jets staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

RosterEdit

2003 New York Jets 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

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 August 2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 30–14 0–1 Raymond James Stadium
2 August 10 9:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals W 28–13 1–1 Giants Stadium
3 August 16 New Orleans Saints L 22–17 1–2 Louisiana Superdome
4 August 23 at New York Giants W 15–14 2-2 Giants Stadium

Regular seasonEdit

During the 2003 regular season the Jets’ non-divisional, conference opponents were primarily from the AFC South, although they also played the Pittsburgh Steelers from the AFC North, and the Oakland Raiders from the AFC West. Their non-conference opponents were from the NFC East.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Kickoff (ET) TV Attendance
1 September 4, 2003 Washington Redskins L 16–13 0–1 FedExField 9:00pm ABC
85,420
2 September 14, 2003 Miami Dolphins L 21–10 0–2 Giants Stadium 1:00pm CBS
77,461
3 September 21, 2003 New England Patriots L 23–16 0–3 Gillette Stadium 1:00pm CBS
68,436
4 September 28, 2003 Dallas Cowboys L 17–6 0–4 Giants Stadium 4:15pm FOX
77,863
5 Bye
6 October 12, 2003 Buffalo Bills W 30–3 1–4 Giants Stadium 4:15pm CBS
77,740
7 October 19, 2003 Houston Texans W 19–14 2–4 Reliant Stadium 4:05pm CBS
70,623
8 October 26, 2003 Philadelphia Eagles L 24–17 2–5 Lincoln Financial Field 4:15pm CBS
67,853
9 November 2, 2003 New York Giants L 31–28 (OT) 2–6 Giants Stadium 1:00pm FOX
78,132
10 November 9, 2003 Oakland Raiders W 27–24 (OT) 3–6 Network Associates Coliseum 4:15pm CBS
51,909
11 November 16, 2003 Indianapolis Colts L 38–31 3–7 RCA Dome 4:05pm CBS
56,801
12 November 23, 2003 Jacksonville Jaguars W 13–10 4–7 Giants Stadium 1:00pm CBS
77,614
13 December 1, 2003 Tennessee Titans W 24–17 5–7 Giants Stadium 9:00pm ABC
77,710
14 December 7, 2003 Buffalo Bills L 17–6 5–8 Ralph Wilson Stadium 4:15pm CBS
72,791
15 December 14, 2003 Pittsburgh Steelers W 6–0 6–8 Giants Stadium 1:00pm CBS
77,900
16 December 20, 2003 New England Patriots L 21–16 6–9 Giants Stadium 8:30pm ESPN
77,835
17 December 28, 2003 Miami Dolphins L 23–21 6–10 Pro Player Stadium 1:00pm CBS
73,720

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) New England Patriots 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1 348 238 W12
Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 311 261 W2
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 243 279 L3
New York Jets 6 10 0 .375 1–5 6–6 283 299 L2

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