The Herald Bulletin

April 18, 2013

Manning's return, 4 prime time dates highlight Colts sked

By George Bremer
The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON, Ind. — Sept. 8    vs. Oakland Raiders    1 p.m.

Colts welcome Matt Flynn and the Raiders for their first home opener since 2009



Sept. 15    vs. Miami Dolphins    1 p.m.

Andrew Luck set a rookie record with 433 passing yards against the Fins last year



Sept. 22    at San Francisco 49ers**    4:25 p.m.

Luck returns near college home to face “Captain Comeback” Jim Harbaugh and the NFC champs



Sept. 29    at Jacksonville Jaguars*    1 p.m.

CB Darius Butler had three takeaways and one TD in a 27-10 win at Jacksonville in 2012



Oct. 6    vs. Seattle Seahawks**    1 p.m.

Luck meets fellow 2012 rookie sensation Russell Wilson in a battle of Young Guns



Oct. 14    at San Diego Chargers    8:40 p.m.

Luck makes his Monday Night Football debut against Philip Rivers and the Bolts



Oct. 20    vs. Denver Broncos**    8:30 p.m.

Peyton Manning’s homecoming is the backdrop for Luck’s first go-around on Sunday Night Football



Nov. 3    at Houston Texans* **    8:30 p.m.

Following the bye week, Colts play third straight prime time game at two-time AFC South champs



Nov. 10    vs. St. Louis Rams    1 p.m.

Luck and Sam Bradford square off in a battle of former No. 1 overall draft picks



Nov. 14    at Tennessee Titans*    8:25 p.m.

The annual NFL Network Thursday nighter takes place at the site of Vick Ballard’s famous dive in 2012



Nov. 24    at Arizona Cardinals    4:05 p.m.

Former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and the Cards host the Colts for the 1,000th game in franchise history



Dec. 1    vs. Tennessee Titans*    1 p.m.

Adam Vinatieri’s two fourth-quarter field goals helped Indy sweep the Titans at LOS in 2012



Dec. 8    at Cincinnati Bengals**    1 p.m.

The Colts make their second trip in three seasons to the Queen City to face the young Bengals



Dec. 15    vs. Houston Texans* **    1 p.m.

Indy has ruined playoff seeding for the Texans in each of the past two seasons at LOS



Dec. 22    at Kansas City    1 p.m.

The Colts travel to meet Andy Reid and the new-look Chiefs in the penultimate game of the season



Dec. 29    vs. Jacksonville Jaguars    1 p.m.

Indy closes the campaign against a Jaguars team it hasn’t defeated at home since 2010



Preseason Schedule: Aug. 11 vs. Bills; Aug. 18 at Giants; Aug. 24 vs. Browns; Aug. 29 at Bengals

Bye week -- Oct. 27