2000 Indianapolis Colts season

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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

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.

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.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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 agents[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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

Preseason[edit]

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 season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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
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

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

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

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Week 2[edit]

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 4[edit]

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

Week 5[edit]

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

Week 6[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

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 records[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  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

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