Colts Schedule 2023: Game-by-game predictions for upcoming season

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) and Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) and Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson / George Walker IV / / USA
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Following the release of the 2023 NFL schedule, here is a game-by-game prediction of all 17 regular season games for the Indianapolis Colts.

It has been a busy offseason for the Indianapolis Colts. The offseason started with a long head coaching search that resulted in the team hiring offensive guru Shane Steichen. After that, Indy turned its attention to the draft, where the team set out to find a new franchise quarterback. Indianapolis did that, drafting Anthony Richardson, along with 11 other talented prospects.

Now, as the Colts prepare to put everything together for a bounce-back season, they now have a schedule. Indy knew it’s opponents already, but the actual order and times of the games are now official following the NFL’s schedule release.

Colts 2023 schedule

• Week 1: vs. Jaguars
• Week 2: at Texans
• Week 3: at Ravens
• Week 4: vs. Rams
• Week 5: vs. Titans
• Week 6: at Jaguars
• Week 7: vs. Browns
• Week 8: vs. Saints
• Week 9: at Panthers
• Week 10: at Patriots (Frankfurt, Germany)
• Week 11: Bye Week
• Week 12: vs. Buccaneers
• Week 13: at Titans
• Week 14: at Bengals
• Week 15: vs. Steelers
• Week 16: at Falcons
• Week 17: vs. Raiders
• Week 18: vs. Texans

Based on opponents alone, Indy’s schedule is considered one of the easiest in the league. However, the Colts are coming off a 4-12-1 season, so they must prove themselves. Let’s take a closer look at each week and predict the outcome of every game.

Week 1 - Colts vs. Jaguars

Indy always loses to the Jaguars in Jacksonville. However, this game isn’t in Jacksonville, so the Colts have a chance. The Jaguars are the defending champs of the AFC South, and they will enter the 2023 season with higher expectations, but they should also be better now that a standard is set.

Even still, Indy should be able to get a win here at home against the Jaguars. Regardless of the caliber of these two teams in a given year, they always win at home and split the series. The last time one of them swept the other was in 2017, when Jacksonville won both meetings by a combined score of 57-10.

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