The Indianapolis Colts have a pivotal season ahead of them, as they have all the tools needed to jump into first place in the AFC South after a few seasons of yo-yoing between the early rounds of the postseason and missing the playoffs altogether.
The Colts have restocked in the draft with the Kwity Paye pick and added the likes of Sam Tevi in free agency. This roster is locked and loaded.
The schedule is officially out, and fans can finally get a good look at when the Colts and their new-look offense will take on their division rivals, the AFC East, the NFC West, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 season’s extra game.
Indianapolis Colts full 2021 schedule
Literally? Like, literally literally? Alright, you got us. We’re sold. Now go out there and threaten the Chiefs.
The Colts will prepare for six division matchups. They take on Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 14 at home and in Week 18 (Jan. 9) on the road, while they lock horns with the confused Houston Texans on Oct. 17 at home and Dec. 5 away. The marquee matchup in this division, their games against the Tennessee Titans will take place on Sept. 26 (away) and Oct. 31 (home). Luckily, those won’t manifest themselves too late in the season.
The Colts will have it rough next season, as outside of the division, they will play just four teams who finished last year with a losing record. The team’s final stretch, though, at the Cardinals on Christmas, against the Raiders at home, and in Jacksonville, should be a slight respite and a nice little closing ceremony for the season.
When will the Colts play the New England Patriots?
Dec. 18 or 19, depending on whether the game has serious meaning and gets flexed. Go ahead and book your downtown Indy hotel for that one, though, which we’re definitely glad to be hosting instead of traveling for.
So, how are you feeling, Indianapolis? Are our expectations accurately set? Are experts right that we’ll compete with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC? Or does this schedule intimidate you and look like something that could spiral out of control quickly?
Ah, the heck with concern trolling. Is it September yet?!