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Posted by Kevin Bowen on April 18, 2013 – 7:58 pm

Peyton Returns

The speculation is finally over. Peyton Manning will return to Indianapolis on Oct. 20 for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Manning spent 13 seasons with the Colts and there will be more than a few eyes turned to the city of Indianapolis to watch No. 18 take on his former team. The Colts will be coming off a short week (see below) prior to the Week 7 meeting with the Broncos.

Primetime Team

After a year in which the Colts saw just one primetime spot (a Thursday night game in Jacksonville), Indianapolis finds itself in the spotlight on four different occasions this year. All four contests come in a one-month span beginning on Monday, Oct. 14 with a game @San Diego.  The other three primetime games are as followed:

Oct. 20, Denver, 8:30 (NBC)

Nov. 3, @Houston, 8:30 (NBC)

Nov. 14 (Thursday), @Tennessee, 8:25 (NFL)

West Coast Trips

The Colts will make three separate trips to the Pacific Time Zone in 2013. The first comes on Sept. 22 when the Colts take on the 2012 NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers for a 4:25 p.m. kickoff. The next comes on Oct. 14 when the Colts travel to San Diego to play on Monday Night Football for the first time since Oct. 3, 2011. The final trip out west will come on Nov. 24 when Indianapolis takes on former interim head coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals for a 4:05 p.m. kickoff.

Divisional Matchup’s

Last season the Colts didn’t see the Houston Texans until Week 15 of the regular season. This year the team’s first meeting will come on Nov. 3 in Houston for Sunday Night Football.  The next meeting will come on Dec. 15 when the Colts look to keep Houston winless in Indianapolis.

Jacksonville will kickoff the Colts AFC South slate on Sept. 29 and three months later the Jaguars will close out the 2013 regular season when they travel to Indianapolis.

The Colts will play the Tennessee Titans two times in a 17-day span beginning on Thursday, Nov. 14 in Nashville. Tennessee will then return to Indianapolis on Dec. 1 to close out the season series.

Bye Week

The 2013 bye week for the Colts comes during Week 9 of the regular season, splitting the schedule into a seven-game first-half and a nine-game second-half. Last year the Colts had the earliest bye week of any team in the NFL (at the end of September), after just three games. This year’s bye week comes on Oct. 27 and breaks up three straight primetime contests for the Colts.


September 8 (Sunday)                               OAKLAND                                                      1:00PM (CBS)

September 15 (Sunday)                              MIAMI                                                            1:00PM (CBS)

September 22 (Sunday)                             at San Francisco                                            4:25PM (CBS)

September 29 (Sunday)                             at Jacksonville                                               1:00PM (CBS)

October 6 (Sunday)                                     SEATTLE                                                       1:00PM (FOX)

October 14 (Monday)                                  at San Diego                                                   8:40PM (ESPN)

October 20 (Sunday)                                   DENVER                                                        8:30PM  (NBC)

October 27                                                     BYE

November 3 (Sunday)                                 at Houston                                                     8:30PM (NBC)

November 10 (Sunday)                               ST. LOUIS                                                     1:00PM (FOX)

November 14 (Thursday)*                          at Tennessee                                                 8:25PM (NFL Network)

November 24 (Sunday)*                             at Arizona                                                      4:05PM (CBS)

December 1 (Sunday)*                                TENNESSEE                                                 1:00PM (CBS)

December 8 (Sunday)*                                at Cincinnati                                                 1:00PM (CBS)

December 15 (Sunday)*                              HOUSTON                                                     1:00PM (CBS)

December 22 (Sunday)*                              at Kansas City                                               1:00PM (CBS)

December 29 (Sunday)*                              JACKSONVILLE                                          1:00PM (CBS)


All times local to Indianapolis

*Kickoff time subject to change


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  1. By Tahlia on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Reblogged this on TAHLIA SPEAKS and commented:
    Its official baby! #coltsnation

  2. By Bill Hall on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    Pretty easy schedule except for 49ers

  3. By Torrey on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    I smell another playoff appearance 😀

  4. By kyle on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    this is going to be a great season just hooe i can get tickets to the oct. 20th game that woukd be a reat way to spend my birthday watching football and welcoming peyton back home but sending him away with a loss!!!

  5. By josh on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    the new WR will get to prove his self on week one ……

  6. By TIMMY KILLIAN on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I think the Colts got a break this season getting a easy schedule for 2013, Thats a good thing.

  7. By Larry on Apr 28, 2013 | Reply

    Peyton built this team and took the Colts to two Super Bowls. I wish he was still with Indy.

  8. By dawn ashley on Aug 14, 2013 | Reply

    pls send me email so i can pritnable .

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