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Indianapolis Colts: Complete 2012 Schedule and Quick Hit Thoughts

Posted By Nate Dunlevy On April 17, 2012 @ 8:28 pm In Colts News | No Comments

The NFL [1] released the complete 2012 schedule for the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday night.

I’ll post a game-by-game prediction for the Colts in the next few days, but here are my quick-hit thoughts.

  • Hey, We’re Just Getting Started. The Colts get a Week 4 bye. That seems ridiculously early to be taking a week off. It does give Indy two weeks to prepare for the Packers [2], however, so if they can use it to their advantage, maybe they can keep things close for a half.
  • Reminders of What Was. The Colts play New England again in 2012, but it just won’t be the same. The Colts-Patriots [3] games have been among the most entertaining of the year for the last several seasons, but without Peyton Manning [4] involved, the matchup lacks luster.
  • Get Comfy, Kid. The NFL did the Colts a favor by placing two of the least desirable games on their home slate early in the season. Week 2 and Week 3 games against the Vikings [5] and Jaguars [6] could be tough sells later in the year, as the Colts still have a few thousand tickets remaining for all games. However, enthusiasm to see Andrew Luck [7] should still be high early in the season, so expect the Colts to keep their sell-out streak intact, at least for awhile. Meanwhile, with four home games and a bye in the first seven weeks, Andrew Luck should have plenty of time to get acclimated to his new offense in a friendly environment.


Week 1: @ Chicago [8]

Week 2: Minnesota

Week 3: Jacksonville

Week 4 : Bye

Week 5: Green Bay

Week 6: @ New York Jets [9]

Week 7: Cleveland [10]

Week 8: @ Tennessee [11]

Week 9: Miami [12]

Week 10: @ Jacksonville (Thursday Night Football)

Week 11: @ New England

Week 12: Buffalo [13]

Week 13: @ Detroit [14]

Week 14: Tennessee

Week 15: @ Houston [15]

Week 16: @ Kansas City [16]

Week 17: Houston

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[1] NFL: http://bleacherreport.com/nfl

[2] Packers: http://bleacherreport.com/green-bay-packers

[3] Patriots: http://bleacherreport.com/new-england-patriots

[4] Peyton Manning: http://bleacherreport.com/peyton-manning

[5] Vikings: http://bleacherreport.com/minnesota-vikings

[6] Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars

[7] Andrew Luck: http://bleacherreport.com/andrew-luck

[8] Chicago: http://bleacherreport.com/chicago-bears

[9] New York Jets: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1142048-2012-new-york-jets-schedule-full-listing-of-dates-time-and-tv-info

[10] Cleveland: http://bleacherreport.com/cleveland-browns

[11] Tennessee: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans

[12] Miami: http://bleacherreport.com/miami-dolphins

[13] Buffalo: http://bleacherreport.com/buffalo-bills

[14] Detroit: http://bleacherreport.com/detroit-lions

[15] Houston: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans

[16] Kansas City: http://bleacherreport.com/kansas-city-chiefs

[17] Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts

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