Did the Indianapolis Colts Catch a Bad Break to Start the NFL Schedule?


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The Indianapolis Colts have a tough start to the 2014 NFL schedule.

One of the first announcements of the upcoming season, was that the Colts would meet up with the AFC champion Denver Broncos in primetime, to close out the first Sunday of the season. The Broncos will be looking to avoid the Super Bowl hangover, and the Colts will be hungry to get off on a good start. This could be one of the most anticipated opening-week games in recent memory.

The Broncos traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium last season, and came away with a hard-fought loss for QB – Peyton Manning. This season will start with the Colts traveling to Denver, to face an anxious and angry crowd. Indianapolis will also have to deal with manning, who has undoubtedly been studying the intricacies of his game all offseason. Not only will both teams start their season in the bright lights of Sunday night, they will also both be trying to sweep away the drama of the past.

Fans will always think of Peyton Manning as an Indianapolis Colt. This idea is not ignored by Colts’ QB – Andrew Luck. Not only did Luck have to take over a rebuilt franchise, he had to step into the shoes of the greatest Colts quarterback of all time. Luck will be looking to start the season on a high note, as well.

Much will be said and much will be done, prior to the kickoff of this game. There will be little doubt that the Colts and Broncos will be one of the most exciting games of the season. The NFL didn’t waste much time, putting Manning up against his former team. Hopefully, Indianapolis will be ready for what they will be walking into.