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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Week 9: Indianapolis Colts (4-4) @ Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 3

The Colts come back home after a short two-game divisional road trip and will spend most of November at home, playing three of four at Lucas Oil Stadium.

It is unknown whether the Vikings will be starting Sam Darnold or rookie J.J. McCarthy under center. It will not matter either way as the Colts get an easy victory at home and get back on track. The run game dominates this new-look Vikings defense.

Colts 37, Vikings 21

Week 10: Buffalo Bills @ Indianapolis Colts (5-4) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 10

Buffalo returns to Indianapolis for its first regular-season visit since 2018. Both teams should be in the thick of their respective playoff races.

This game will be closer than people expect, but in the end, Buffalo’s Josh Allen will be too much for this Colts secondary. Allen and his ability to extend plays is the difference that gives the Bills a solid midseason win and sets them up for a strong playoff run.

Bills 27, Colts 24

Week 11: Indianapolis Colts (5-5) @ New York Jets at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17

In the first primetime game of Anthony Richardson's career, MetLife Stadium is no easy task with the rowdy fans and the potential elements both teams could see on a November night. The Jets are continuing the “All In” approach with QB Aaron Rodgers getting older and closer to retirement.

This game will come down to experience and being able to handle the pressure of not only a primetime atmosphere but also a playoff-like atmosphere. Like the Buffalo game before, the Jets pull out another close one in MetLife as Rodgers closes the deal late against the Colts defense.

Jets 27, Colts 23

Week 12: Detroit Lions @ Indianapolis Colts (5-6) at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 24

The Colts have dipped under .500 for the first time this season and have yet to secure that signature win either on the road or at home. Detroit is ripe for the picking this week as it has played two of the last three on the road and all against expected playoff contenders.

The Colts catch the Lions on a letdown spot and snag a key November win as Detroit looks ahead to December.

Colts 29, Lions 20