Colts’ schedule released, start season on road
The Colts full schedule has been released, and they start the 2019 season with two consecutive road games for the first time since 2004.
The Colts will have to start their 2019 season on the road. Their first two games are in L.A. to face the Chargers and in Nashville to face the Titans. Neither of those games are easy games to win, as both teams played very well last season.
After those games, they play at home two games in a row against Atlanta and Oakland. The game after Oakland is the first of three primetime games for the Colts, all of which are on the road, against the Chiefs. That will be a Sunday night game and should be a great one.
Week 6 brings a bye week, which isn’t the worst time for a bye. It’s not quite the early week 4 bye, but it’s not as late as the Colts would have hoped. In weeks 7 and 8, they face Houston and Denver in Lucas Oil Stadium. Houston will be looking for some revenge after the Colts knocked them out of the playoffs.
After facing Denver, they play in Pittsburgh in week 9. Then they have two consecutive home games against Miami and Jacksonville. Following that is primetime game number two on Thursday night in Houston. That should be one of the higher rated Thursday night games.
Week 13 has the Colts come home to play Tennessee, and week 14 has them going to Tampa Bay. The following week, they play on Monday night against New Orleans. That could be a tough game late in the season with two teams who have things to prove.
The last two games are home against Carolina and in Jacksonville. All in all, the Colts have an amicable schedule. None of their super tough games are back to back. It is unfortunate that the Colts only have three primetime games, especially considering how good of a team they have.
It will be interesting to see how they are able to navigate this schedule come the fall.