Sure-to-go-wrong game-by-game predictions for Colts’ 2024 schedule

The full schedule is out and it’s time to give a game-by-game prediction that’s sure to go wrong for the upcoming season.
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The Colts have finished mandatory minicamp, and summer break has arrived for the team as it begins to prepare for training camp in late July. With the schedule now available, let’s go game by game and predict the outcome of the 2024 season.

The schedule for Indianapolis shows a .491 opponent win percentage, towards the easier side of the league. As we all know, this is very early and, of course, is on paper. The Colts will host big name quarterbacks such as Caleb Williams, Josh Allen, CJ Stroud, and Jared Goff. Let’s dive into my sure-to-go-wrong schedule predictions for the Colts' upcoming season.

Week 1: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 8

The Colts open their season where it ended last year: against the defending AFC South champions. 

The Colts missed the playoffs against the new-look Texans when Gardner Minshew and RB Tyler Goodson couldn’t connect on a fourth-down screen. Indianapolis has struggled in season-openers, but it gets revenge in this one as the veterans learn from their past mistakes and win an offensive struggle.

Colts 21, Texans 17

Week 2: Indianapolis Colts (1-0) @ Green Bay Packers at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 15

Going into Lambeau Field is never an easy task, and this visit won’t be any different. Jordan Love and this offense will be difficult to slow down. New running back Josh Jacobs has a terrific game as the Colts' first defensive effort against Houston cannot repeat itself.

Anthony Richardson struggles in his first road game as Green Bay gets the victory here.

Packers 27, Colts 17

Week 3: Chicago Bears @ Indianapolis Colts (1-1) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 22

Caleb Williams makes his debut in Indianapolis, and while the Bears look to be an improved team this season, they will still experience growing pains. The Colts' front seven gets to Williams early and often, and that is the difference in this game.

Colts: 24, Bears: 14

Week 4: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 29

Pittsburgh seems to have the Colts' number as of late. The Colts did win last season to break an eight-game Pittsburgh winning streak, but the Steelers still lead the series 27-7. Mike Tomlin continues to find ways to have winning seasons and get the most out of his players.

Homefield advantage gives Indy the slight edge here along with Pittsburgh still breaking in either Russell Wilson or Justin Fields to the new offense.

Colts 21, Steelers 16