The Colts open the 2020 season with a familiar opponent in AFC South rival the Jacksonville Jaguars. For the first time in his NFL career, quarterback Philip Rivers will play for a team other than the Chargers, as he signed a one-year contract with the Colts this offseason.
Rivers and the Colts have just one primetime game in 2020 with a matchup on Thursday Night against the Titans in Week 10. In addition to the Colts' opponents in the AFC South, Indianapolis will also play against teams from the AFC North and NFC North. According to William Hill, the Colts have the easiest schedule based on their opponents’ 2019 record.
- Week 1 at Jaguars: Sept 13 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 2 vs Vikings: Sept 20 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 3 vs Jets: Sept 27 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 4 at Bears: Oct 4 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 5 at Browns: Oct 11 @ 4:25 ET
- Week 6 vs Bengals: Oct 18 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 7 BYE
- Week 8 at Lions: Nov 1 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 9 vs Ravens: Nov 8 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 10 at Titans: Nov 12 @ 8:20 PM ET
- Week 11 vs Packers: Nov 22 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 12 vs Titans: Nov 29 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 13 at Texans: Dec 6 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 14 at Raiders: Dec 13 @ 4:05 PM ET
- Week 15 vs Texans: Dec 19 or 20 TBD
- Week 16 at Steelers: Dec 27 @ 1 PM ET
- Week 17 vs Jaguars: Jan 3 @ 1 PM ET
Colts Projected Win Total and Odds: 8.5 wins OVER -150/UNDER +130
Fun Facts from 2019:
- No Colt running back scored a receiving touchdown in 2019, and no back gained over 35 yards in the passing game.
- Indianapolis had only two completions over 40 yards (31st) while also ranking poorly in catches over 20 yards (38 – 30th).
- The Colts failed to score a passing TD in their final three games while passing for fewer than 200 yards in nine contests.
- T.Y. Hilton led the Indy in catches (45), which ranked 79th in the NFL.
- Over 14 games, Marlon Mack finished with his first year with over 1,000 rushing yards. Unfortunately, he gained about one-third of his yards in two games (25/174/1 and 29/132).