The Indianapolis Colts host the New Orleans Saints tonight. This will hardly be a Super Bowl XLIV rematch, nor is it a revenge game for the 62-7 beating the Colts suffered in 2011.
Tonight, we’ll Drew Brees in his first preseason action and both team’s starters likely playing into the third quarter. Tonight will present a stiff test for the Colts against a likely playoff team. The Saints ranked in the top 10 last season in both offense and defense.
We know a number of players will be held out of tonight’s matchup, but we won’t know the specifics until just before game time. Safety Delano Howell is out for sure, and it is unlikely that Reggie Wayne will play. Rookie guard Jack Mewhort and linebacker Cam Johnson were both held out of practice Thursday as well. Robert Mathis won’t be playing either.
We haven’t gotten word on if the roof at Lucas Oil Stadium will be open tonight. There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms this evening, so it wouldn’t be surprising if its closed once again.
Date: Saturday, Aug. 23
Start Time: 8:00 pm EST
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
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If you are not in the broadcast region, you can stream the game online through the NFL’s Preseason Plan.
The game will be rebroadcast by the NFL Network on Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.
The radio broadcast can be heard on 1070 The Fan, 97.1 HANK FM and 107.5 FM in Indianapolis. They can be found on member of the Colts Radio Network outside of Indy.
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