3 non-division games on the Colts 2023 schedule with entertaining matchups
The Indianapolis Colts have several games throughout the 2023 NFL season that will have some fun and entertaining matchups for fans to enjoy.
The 2023 NFL schedule is officially out, so we know when the Indianapolis Colts will be playing all of their opponents. Although Indy wasn’t given any primetime games, Indianapolis still has several intriguing games for fans of all teams to tune in to.
A lot of the best games for the Colts will probably come against division rivals. While it’s constantly stated that the AFC South is the worst division in the NFL, the division frequently has good games. That should continue to be the case this season with the addition of three young quarterbacks. The matchups between Anthony Richardson, CJ Stroud, and possibly Will Levis, will be a nice storyline to follow.
However, there will be some great matchups in Indy’s non-division games to watch as well. The Colts don’t really have a top wide receiver or corner to circle matchups for, but there are other strength-on-strength matchups on the schedule. Let’s take a look at three entertaining matchups.
3. Colts vs. Rams (Quenton Nelson vs. Aaron Donald)
The trenches rarely get the love and focus that they deserve, but this is a matchup that should change that. Aaron Donald, arguably the greatest defensive player ever, and Quenton Nelson, one of the best guards in football, will have the opportunity to face off against each other in the Week 4 matchup between their teams.
Nelson is coming off a season where he looked normal, as opposed to a Hall of Fame guard, for the first time in his five-year career. Even still, Nelson was selected to the Pro Bowl. However, he has already explained that he’s working to return to his dominant form.
Aaron Donald is also coming off of a down year. Limited to just 11 games because of injury, Donald finished the year with five sacks and 10 tackles for a loss as the Rams were just 5-12. As he and Nelson look to rebound, they’ll be facing off against each other.
Fans were treated to this matchup during the 2021 season, and Donald got the edge. He finished the game with seven tackles, one for a loss, and three quarterback hits. Most importantly, Los Angeles won 27-24. Nelson and the Colts will try to take this round.