Indianapolis Colts: How Far Can The Team Go in 2015?


The NFL released the 2015 regular season schedules for all 32 teams Tuesday night, and the Colts find themselves in the midst of what could be another very successful year.

According to the guys over at ESPN, the Indianapolis Colts rank 31st in the NFL in 2015 in terms of strength of schedule.

After all, that is what playing in the AFC South can do for you.

For the second straight year the Colts will also be a part of five prime-time television games against the likes of Pittsburgh, New England and Houston to name a few. Surprisingly so, the week nine game at home against Denver didn’t make the list.

And now that all of us have seen the schedules and know the exact order in which the games are played, we have to ask one question.

How far can this Colts team go this season?

I’ve always been a firm believer that the order in which a team faces its opponents throughout the course of the season is critical and while the Colts could have some good games against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets the first two weeks of the season, they won’t get their first true test until week six when the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots come to town for a Sunday night football match-up.

The same team that came into town last year and left town with a dominant 42-20 victory over the horseshoe.

The Colts will be looking for revenge though and it goes without question that they will not go down without a fight. Look for a different game than last year given the fact that T.Y. Hilton won’t be blanketed over the now-gone Darrelle Revis, and now that the Colts will be ready to show off their shiny new off-season  acquisitions in Andre Johnson and Frank Gore.

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The only true tests that the Colts have on their schedule for 2015 are games against New England, Denver and Pittsburgh. But, it is the NFL and we have all heard the saying “any given Sunday” before.

With a successful off-season thus far for the Colts and the draft still to come, it is looking to be another winning campaign under the Andrew Luck era.

After three-straight seasons in which the team won eleven games, if all goes well for the Colts in 2015 injury-wise, we can expect to see an increase in the win total from last season.

All things given, anything short of at least twelve wins for this team this coming season may be considered a disappointment to many.

It could be shaping up to be a special season in Indianapolis come September.

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