Predicting the Colts’ record in 2019
Now that the schedule is out for every team, it’s time to look at the schedule and predict how many wins the Colts can have in 2019.
The Colts have their full schedule out now. They open up with two road games and then come back home for two in a row at home. They don’t have any of their tough games back-to-back, which is a good thing to have. But let’s fully break down the schedule.
First week is in L.A. against the Chargers. They don’t have much of a home field advantage, but are a tough team anyway. This could be a tough opener, I give that one a loss. They go to Tennessee after that, a team Andrew Luck has never lost to. It won’t start that game either, Colts win.
Weeks 3 and 4 have them playing the Falcons and Raiders, both of which should be Colts wins since they are at home. The following week is Sunday night in Kansas City, which looks like a loss. Then they play Houston at home, which should be a win.
That puts them at 4-2 through six games. They play Denver at home next, which should be a win. The following week is in Pittsburgh, which would normally be a tough game. But without Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, it will be tough for the Steelers to win. Colts win that one.
Then they play Miami and Jacksonville at home which should be two more wins. Then they play in Houston, which could be a loss on Thursday night. Home against Tennessee the next week, and they should win that one. They should also win in Tampa as well.
The following week is Monday night in New Orleans, which seems like a loss. They are a very tough team. They finish off home against Carolina, which should be a win, and at Jacksonville. That last game should be a win as well.
Adding up the total record, that makes the Colts 12-4. That seems like a reasonable number based on who they have to play. A record like that could have them fighting for a 1 or 2 seed in the playoffs. They are a good team.
Only time will tell what happens with this team and their schedule. Hopefully, they can win even more than 12 games this year.