2002 Indianapolis Colts Season
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2002 Indianapolis Colts Season
2002 Indianapolis Colts season
OwnerJim Irsay
Head coachTony Dungy
General managerBill Polian
Home fieldRCA Dome
Results
Record10-6
Division place2nd AFC South
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (at Jets) 0-41
Pro BowlersQB Peyton Manning
WR Marvin Harrison
Uniform
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The 2002 season was the Indianapolis Colts' 50th in the National Football League (NFL) and 19th in Indianapolis. The Colts made it to the playoffs after a one-year absence in 2001 when they finished with a 6-10 record and would not miss the playoffs again until 2011. The 2002 season marked the first for the Colts in the newly-formed AFC South after competing for 32 seasons in the AFC East. The season is memorable when the team hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy. He would later take the Colts to Super Bowl XLI after a successful 2006 season.

In the Wildcard round, the Colts were soundly embarrassed by the New York Jets, as they ended up losing the game 41-0. The Jets would go on to lose to the eventual AFC champion Oakland Raiders the following week.

Offseason

Signings Departures
CB Walt Harris (Bears) TE Ken Dilger (Buccaneers)
WR Troy Walters (Vikings) SS Chad Cota (Rams)
QB Brock Huard (Seahawks) WR Tony Simmons (Texans)
WR Qadry Ismail (Ravens) WR Terrence Wilkins (Rams)
FB Detron Smith (Broncos) CB Jeff Burris (Bengals)
WR Jerome Pathon (Saints)
DT Ellis Johnson (Falcons)
G Steve McKinney (Texans)
G Larry Moore (Redskins)

NFL draft

2002 Indianapolis Colts draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Dwight Freeney *  Defensive end Syracuse
2 42 Larry Tripplett  Defensive tackle Washington
3 74 Joseph Jefferson  Defensive back Western Kentucky
4 106 David Thornton  Linebacker North Carolina
6 182 David Pugh  Defensive tackle Virginia Tech
6 183 James Lewis  Defensive back Miami (FL)
6 204 Brian Allen  Running back Stanford
7 220 Josh Mallard  Defensive end Georgia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Todd Delamielleure Linebacker Boise State
Ricky Williams Running Back Texas Tech
Mike Souza Center Northwestern
Kurt Vollers Tackle Notre Dame

Personnel

Staff

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Roster

[3]

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 10 at Seattle Seahawks W 28-10 1-0 Qwest Field Recap
2 August 20 Cincinnati Bengals L 10-22 1-1 RCA Dome Recap
3 August 24 Buffalo Bills W 19-7 2-1 RCA Dome Recap
4 August 30 at New Orleans Saints L 21-25 2-2 Louisiana Superdome Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 28-25 1-0 Alltel Stadium Recap
2 September 15 Miami Dolphins L 13-21 1-1 RCA Dome Recap
3 September 22 at Houston Texans W 23-3 2-1 Reliant Stadium Recap
4 Bye
5 October 6 Cincinnati Bengals W 28-21 3-1 RCA Dome Recap
6 October 13 Baltimore Ravens W 22-20 4-1 RCA Dome Recap
7 October 21 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10-28 4-2 Heinz Field Recap
8 October 27 at Washington Redskins L 21-26 4-3 FedExField Recap
9 November 3 Tennessee Titans L 15-23 4-4 RCA Dome Recap
10 November 10 at Philadelphia Eagles W 35-13 5-4 Veterans Stadium Recap
11 November 17 Dallas Cowboys W 20-3 6-4 RCA Dome Recap
12 November 24 at Denver Broncos W 23-20 7-4 Invesco Field at Mile High Recap
13 December 1 Houston Texans W 19-3 8-4 RCA Dome Recap
14 December 8 at Tennessee Titans L 17-27 8-5 Adelphia Coliseum Recap
15 December 15 at Cleveland Browns W 28-23 9-5 Cleveland Browns Stadium Recap
16 December 22 New York Giants L 27-44 9-6 RCA Dome Recap
17 December 29 Jacksonville Jaguars W 20-13 10-6 RCA Dome Recap

Game summaries

Week 1: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 2: vs. Miami Dolphins

Standings

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2)Tennessee Titans 11 5 0 .688 6-0 9-3 367 324 W5
(5)Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 4-2 8-4 349 313 W1
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 1-5 4-8 328 315 L2
Houston Texans 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 213 356 L3

Postseason

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue NFL Recap
Wild Card January 4, 2003 at New York Jets (4) L 0-41 0-1 Giants Stadium Recap

Game summaries

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: vs. New York Jets

References

  1. ^ "2002 Indianapolis Colts draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Administration, coaching staff and football operations". 2002 Indianapolis Colts Media Guide. pp. 2-24.
  3. ^ "2002 Indianapolis Colts starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.

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