The full NFL schedule has finally been released and we now know every game the Indianapolis Colts will have in the 2022 regular season.
The Indianapolis Colts schedule has been released and now that we know when and where each game is, we can start understanding how the season will shake out.
Fans have known the opponents and which games are on the road and which are at home for months. However, the order is important, too. Knowing when that bye week tells a lot. Is a team limping into the bye week or are they limping at the end of the season from an early bye?
Are there several games in a row that are on the road? Will that cause a losing streak? Are there several home games that are back-to-back that create good momentum to end the season?
All things to consider when it comes to a full schedule. Knowing the opponents is one thing, knowing when is another. In this article, we will break down each game with a prediction pick on how Indy will fair this season.
Week 1 – Colts at Texans
This is a game where you wish T.Y. Hilton was on Indianapolis’ roster. T.Y. owns the Texans in NRG Stadium and that has never changed.
Even without Hilton, Indy should be able to visit Houston and take control of this game early. I’d expect the game to be over by the end of the third quarter this year.
The Texans have no direction and we just don’t know enough about them quite yet. Will Davis Mills’ progression carry them this season? No one knows, not even Houston.
The great news here is that the Colts will finally win in week 1!
Colts win (1-0)
Week 2 – Colts at Jaguars
The bad news is that Indianapolis has not won a game on the road against the Jaguars since 2014. They are on a seven-game losing streak on the road.
The good news is that Matt Ryan is 4-0 against the Jaguars. What streak snaps this time around? My bet is on Jacksonville’s streak ending. Ryan snaps Indy’s 7-game losing streak, something that Luck, Brissett, Rivers, and Wentz were not able to do.
The streak is over and Indy is going to get this win in Jacksonville for the first time in what seems like forever. A new streak will start this week, and that’s that the Jaguars won’t beat the Colts at home for a long time.
Colts win (2-0)
Week 3 – Colts vs. Chiefs
The tides are turning in the AFC West and the Chiefs are not the powerhouse they once were during Patrick Mahomes’ time in Kansas City.
With Tyreek Hill being shipped out to Miami for draft picks, it leaves just Juju Smith-Schuster and rookie Skyy Moore to make a difference for the offense. Moore is likely going to be a great player on this offense, but how quickly will he pick up the offense this early in the season?
If the Colts can manage to contain the Chiefs’ passing offense, this should be a win for the Colts. On paper, the Colts have the better defense, but the Chiefs have the better offense. Maybe it comes down to special teams?
This matchup will be closer than most expect, resulting in a home-opening win.
Colts win (3-0)