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