Printed for personal use only

Colts Will Open 2014 Season Against Broncos

Another showdown with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots also looms.

The stable doors will burst open soon enough, NFL fans.

The Indianapolis Colts will kick off their 2014 NFL campaign's regular season on September 7 by visiting the Denver Broncos, presumably led by erstwhile Indy star Peyton Manning. Indy hasn't won a road opener in nine years, but that Sunday Night Football contest will be the first of four prime-time games the Colts mount up for, including a Monday Night Football encounter with the Philadelphia Eagles a week later at Lucas Oil Stadium.

In another game of note, the Colts will visit the Dallas Cowboys' Death Star AT&T Stadium for the first time ever on December 21, one of three away games that month.

Here's the full Colts schedule, including preseason, with home games in bold type:

Preseason

Thursday, August 7, 7 p.m. — New York Jets
Saturday, August 16, 7 p.m. — New York Giants
Saturday, August 23, 8 p.m. — New Orleans Saints
Thursday, August 28, 7 p.m. — Cincinnati Bengals

Regular Season

Sunday, September 7, 8:30 p.m. — Denver Broncos
Monday, September 15, 8:30 p.m. — Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, September 21, 1 p.m. — Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, September 28, 1 p.m. — Tennessee Titans
Sunday, October 5, 1 p.m. — Baltimore Ravens
Thursday, October 9, 8:23 p.m. — Houston Texans
Sunday, October 19, 1 p.m. — Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday, October 26, 4:25 p.m. — Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday, November 3, 8:30 p.m. — New York Giants
Sunday, November 9 — BYE
Sunday, November 16, 8:30 p.m. — New England Patriots
Sunday, November 23, 1 p.m. — Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, November 30, 1 p.m. — Washington Redskins
Sunday, December 7, 1 p.m. — Cleveland Browns
Sunday, December 14, 1 p.m. — Houston Texans
Sunday, December 21, 4:25 p.m. — Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, December 28, 1 p.m. — Tennessee Titans