We already broke down the Colts’ schedule earlier, but now we dive in to see who the single toughest opponent is in 2019.
The Colts have a lot more tough games than they had last season. They didn’t even win most of their easy games early in the year, but still managed to make the playoffs with a 10-6 record. They’re going to have to work harder to achieve that this season.
One of their toughest games is right out of the shoot. They play against the Chargers in L.A. in their opener. While that is a tough game because the Chargers are good, they don’t really have a home field advantage in their current stadium.
A lot of fans probably think their game against the Chiefs on Sunday night in late October is their hardest game. It will certainly be a test. They play that team that knocked them out of the playoffs in primetime against the reigning MVP. But they do have a tougher game than that.
That game is their lone Thursday night matchup against the Texans in Houston in November. Even though the Colts beat Houston twice last season, this game comes on short rest after playing a Jaguars team that they historically struggle with. And right after this game, they play the Titans.
Three divisional games in a row is tough no matter who you are. Playing against the reigning division champs after playing another division foe on short rest is even harder. If the Colts end up winning that game, they could be the real deal this year.
This game won’t be their end all be all, but it will give fans a good indication of just how good they are at the end of the season.