The Colts released their schedule tonight for the 2020 season, and there are some interesting games that tell us about how the NFL views next season will work.
There have been plenty of rumors that have been floated around about the scheduling that the NFL will undergo. Based on the Colts’ schedule for 2020, it doesn’t look like anything is too out of the ordinary. The only thing different is that the Colts only play back-to-back home games twice and only play back-to-back away games twice.
The Colts will get their season started in Jacksonville to face the Jaguars. That is the team that they will finish their season with as well at Lucas Oil. Besides that first game against the Jags, they don’t play another divisional game until week 10 when they face the Titans on Thursday night.
Speaking of that Thursday night game, it’s the only game that the team has in prime time. The league is giving the Colts an enormous amount of disrespect doing that because every team has to play a Thursday night game. They don’t get anything else other than that.
Maybe they don’t see Indy as having a marketable star. Philip Rivers is 38 and T.Y. Hilton is nearing 30. The youngest star they have is Darius Leonard, and he’s a linebacker. Perhaps the league just doesn’t think they have enough marketable stars to put them in those big-time matchups.
No matter what the reason is, the team will certainly use it as motivation throughout the entire year. Reich will use anything he can to get his team to play that underdog role. This is the perfect bulletin board material for that exact thing.
The schedule overall doesn’t look too tough. Looking at it now, the toughest games will probably be in Cleveland in week 5 and in Pittsburgh in week 16. You might be able to throw the game in Houston in week 13 as well.
We have a schedule now and have something to look forward to. The season will be here before you know it!