2000 NFL season

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2000 National Football League season
Regular season
DurationSeptember 3 – December 25, 2000
Playoffs
Start dateDecember 30, 2000
AFC Champions Baltimore Ravens
NFC Champions New York Giants
Super Bowl XXXV
DateJanuary 28, 2001
Site Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Champions Baltimore Ravens
Pro Bowl
DateFebruary 4, 2001
Site Aloha Stadium

The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. The season ended with Super Bowl XXXV when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants, 34–7, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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Week 1 of the season reverted to Labor Day weekend in 2000. It would be the last NFL season to date to start on Labor Day weekend. It would also be the last time until 2015 that CBS televised the late afternoon games in Week 1, because both Week 1 of the NFL season and CBS's coverage of the U.S. Open tennis finals would take place on the same day beginning next season.

Player movement

Trades

Draft

The 2000 NFL Draft was held from April 15 to 16, 2000 at New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden. With the first pick, the Cleveland Browns selected defensive end Courtney Brown from Pennsylvania State University. Taken by the New England Patriots with the 199th pick in the sixth round was Michigan quarterback Tom Brady. Tom Brady went on to win 3 NFL MVP awards, a record 7 Super Bowl titles and 5 Super Bowl MVP awards.

Major rule changes

2000 deaths

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Texas State Cemetery Tom Landry centograph, Austin, TX IMG 2141.JPG
Texas State Cemetery

Regular season

Scheduling formula

    Inter-conference
AFC East vs NFC Central
AFC Central vs NFC East
AFC West vs NFC West

Highlights of the 2000 season included:

Final regular season standings

Tiebreakers

Playoffs

Dec. 31 – PSINet Stadium Jan. 7 – Adelphia Coliseum
5 Denver 3
4Baltimore24
4 Baltimore 21Jan. 14 – Network Associates Coliseum
1 Tennessee 10
AFC
Dec. 30 – Pro Player Stadium 4Baltimore16
Jan. 6 – Network Associates Coliseum
2Oakland3
6 Indianapolis 17AFC Championship
3Miami0
3 Miami 23*Jan. 28 – Raymond James Stadium
2 Oakland 27
Wild Card playoffs
Divisional playoffs
Dec. 30 – Louisiana Superdome A4Baltimore34
Jan. 6 – Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
N1NY Giants7
6 St. Louis 28 Super Bowl XXXV
3New Orleans16
3 New Orleans 31Jan. 14 – Giants Stadium
2 Minnesota 34
NFC
Dec. 31 – Veterans Stadium 2Minnesota0
Jan. 7 – Giants Stadium
1NY Giants41
5 Tampa Bay 3NFC Championship
4Philadelphia10
4 Philadelphia 21
1 NY Giants 20


* Indicates overtime victory

AFC

NFC

Super Bowl

Milestones

The following teams and players set all-time NFL records during the season:

RecordPlayer/TeamDate/OpponentPrevious Record Holder [4]
Most Rushing Yards Gained, Game Corey Dillon, Cincinnati (278)October 22, vs. Denver Walter Payton, Chicago vs. Minnesota, November 20, 1977 (275)
Most Pass Receptions, Game Terrell Owens, San Francisco (20)December 17, vs. Chicago Tom Fears, L.A. Rams vs. Green Bay, December 3, 1950 (18)
Most Points, Career Gary Anderson, MinnesotaOctober 22, vs. Buffalo George Blanda 1949–1975 (2,002)
Most Two-Point Conversions by a Team, GameSt. Louis (4)October 15, vs. AtlantaTied by 2 teams (3)
Most Yards Gained by a Team, SeasonSt. Louis (7,075)N/AMiami, 1984 (6,936)
Most Passing Yards Gained by a Team, SeasonSt. Louis (5,232)N/AMiami, 1984 (5,018)

Statistical leaders

Team

Points scored St. Louis Rams (540)
Total yards gainedSt. Louis Rams (7,075)
Yards rushing Oakland Raiders (2,470)
Yards passingSt. Louis Rams (5,232)
Fewest points allowedBaltimore Ravens (165)
Fewest total yards allowed Tennessee Titans (3,813)
Fewest rushing yards allowedBaltimore Ravens (970)
Fewest passing yards allowedTennessee Titans (2,423)

Individual

Scoring Marshall Faulk, St. Louis (160 points)
TouchdownsMarshall Faulk, St. Louis (26 TDs)
Most field goals made Matt Stover, Baltimore (35 FGs)
Rushing Edgerrin James, Indianapolis (1,709 yards)
Passing Brian Griese, Denver (102.9 rating)
Passing touchdowns Daunte Culpepper, Minnesota and Peyton Manning, Indianapolis (33 TDs)
Receptions Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis and Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina (102 catches)
Receiving yards Torry Holt, St. Louis (1,635)
Receiving touchdowns Randy Moss, Minnesota (15 touchdowns)
Punt returns Jermaine Lewis, Baltimore (16.1 average yards)
Kickoff returnsDarrick Vaughn, Atlanta (27.7 average yards)
Interceptions Darren Sharper, Green Bay (9)
Punting Darren Bennett, San Diego (46.2 average yards)
SacksLa'Roi Glover, New Orleans (17)

Awards

Most Valuable Player Marshall Faulk, Running back, St. Louis
Coach of the Year Jim Haslett, New Orleans
Offensive Player of the Year Marshall Faulk, Running back, St. Louis
Defensive Player of the Year Ray Lewis, Linebacker, Baltimore
Offensive Rookie of the Year Mike Anderson, Running Back, Denver
Defensive Rookie of the Year Brian Urlacher, Linebacker, Chicago
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Joe Johnson, Defensive End, New Orleans
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Jim Flanigan, Defensive Tackle, Chicago and Derrick Brooks, Linebacker, Tampa Bay
Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Ray Lewis, Linebacker, Baltimore

Coaching changes

Stadium changes

Uniform and logo changes

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "2000 NFL Transactions. Signings - July". National Football League. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  2. 1 2 "2000 NFL Transactions. Trades - July". National Football League. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  3. "Gastric cancer rare, but deadly".
  4. "Records". 2005 NFL Record and Fact Book. NFL. 2005. ISBN   978-1-932994-36-0.

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