The Colts announced their opponents for the 2019 preseason yesterday. Here is a look at all four opponents.
The preseason is a valuable time for players to get back into the groove of playing football before the regular season. It is also a great time for players who are on the brink of getting cut to fight for a roster spot. There is value in every preseason.
We now know all of the teams the Colts will face in the upcoming preseason. They will start out in Buffalo in week 1, back home to face the Browns in week 2, stay at home to play the Bears in week 3, and finish the preseason in Cincinnati for week 4.
We already knew that there was a high possibility of playing the Browns because of their joint practice taking place at Grand Park during training camp. But now all Colts fans will get a chance to see that matchup whether they can go to that practice or not.
Even though preseason football isn’t the most competitive most of the time, it is still good to watch. You can learn a lot about the team’s roster composition based on the preseason play. You can also learn a lot about the young guys who just got drafted.
The only game where the starters will play a lot is week 3 against the Bears. That game is intriguing because Chuck Pagano returns as the defensive coordinator of Chicago. It will be his first trip back to Indy since he was fired a few seasons ago.
Getting this announcement means we are just a little bit closer to the start of football season. And that should excite everyone.