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2000 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Jim Mora
General Manager Bill Polian
Home Field RCA Dome
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs
(Dolphins) 23–17 (OT)
Pro Bowlers QB Peyton Manning
RB Edgerrin James
WR Marvin Harrison
Timeline
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1999 2001

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.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

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

  • Defensive Coordinator – Vic Fangio
  • Defensive Line – Todd Grantham
  • Linebackers – Mike Murphy
  • Defensive Assistant – John Pagano

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

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

[1]

PreseasonEdit

Game Date Opponent Result Colts points Opponents Record Attendance
1 July 29 Atlanta Falcons Loss 13 20 0–1
47,985
2 August 5 at Seattle Seahawks Loss 16 28 0–2
68,578
3 August 12 at New Orleans Saints (played in West Lafayette, IN) Win 17 0 1–2
20,105
4 August 19 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers at Mexico City Win 24 23 2–2
87,145
5 August 24 Minnesota Vikings Win 32 30 3–2
51,337
[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV Time Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–14 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium CBS 1:00 pm
78,357
2 September 10, 2000 Oakland Raiders L 31–38 1–1 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
56,769
3 Bye week
4 September 25, 2000 Jacksonville Jaguars W 43–14 2–1 RCA Dome ABC 9:00 pm
56,816
5 October 1, 2000 at Buffalo Bills W 18–16 3–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00 pm
72,617
6 October 8, 2000 at New England Patriots L 16–24 3–2 Foxboro Stadium CBS 1:00 pm
60,292
7 October 15, 2000 at Seattle Seahawks W 37–24 4–2 Husky Stadium CBS 4:15 pm
63,593
8 October 22, 2000 New England Patriots W 30–23 5–2 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
56,828
9 October 29, 2000 Detroit Lions W 30–18 6–2 RCA Dome FOX 1:00 pm
56,971
10 November 5, 2000 at Chicago Bears L 24–27 6–3 Soldier Field CBS 1:00 pm
66,944
11 November 12, 2000 New York Jets W 23–15 7–3 RCA Dome CBS 1:00 pm
56,657
12 November 19, 2000 at Green Bay Packers L 24–26 7–4 Lambeau Field CBS 1:00 pm
59,869
13 November 26, 2000 Miami Dolphins L 14–17 7–5 RCA Dome CBS 4:15 pm
56,935
14 December 3, 2000 at New York Jets L 17–27 7–6 The Meadowlands CBS 4:15 pm
78,138
15 December 11, 2000 Buffalo Bills W 44–20 8–6 RCA Dome ABC 9:00 pm
56,671
16 December 17, 2000 at Miami Dolphins W 20–13 9–6 Pro Player Stadium CBS 4:05 pm
73,884
17 December 24, 2000 Minnesota Vikings W 31–10 10–6 RCA Dome FOX 4:15 pm
56,672

StandingsEdit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Miami Dolphins 1150.688323226
Indianapolis Colts 1060.625429326
New York Jets 970.563321321
Buffalo Bills 880.500315350
New England Patriots 5110.313276338

PlayoffsEdit

The team received Wild-Card playoff berth to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed and traveled to Miami to face the Dolphins. The Colts held a 14–0 lead at the half. 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[3]
  • Edgerrin James, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 7[4]
  • Edgerrin James, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 15[4]
  • Edgerrin James, AFC Pro Bowl Selection,[3]
  • Peyton Manning, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 4[4]
  • Peyton Manning, AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Week 17[4]
  • Peyton Manning, AFC Pro Bowl Selection[3]
  • Hunter Smith, AFC Special Teams Player of the Month, September[4]
  • Mike Vanderjagt, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 5[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2009 Indianapolis Colts Media Guide. p. 188. http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=football_dynamic&id=143. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 49
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 202

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