We knew the Colts' 2017 opponents and locations of the games, but we didn't know when they'd be playing everyone until the schedule was just released. Here's how it looks:
A couple of interesting notes:
- Their opponents' cumulative .424 winning percentage from last season makes this 2017 slate for the Colts the "easiest" schedule in the league. Indy will only face three playoff teams from a year ago: Houston, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. Take that with a grain of salt, though, as things often change drastically year to year.
- With their Week 1 trip to visit the Rams, the Colts will play their first regular season game in Los Angeles since 1991. That was a game against the then-L.A. Raiders. Indy's last game against the Rams in the City of Angels was way back in 1975.
- For the second-straight year, a former Colts head coach will come back to Indianapolis. Jim Caldwell returned with the Lions in the season-opener in 2016, and Bruce Arians, who served on an interim basis in 2012 - will return with Arizona.
- Speaking of returns, the Colts will get another shot at Pittsburgh in Indy. They fell to the Steelers without Andrew Luck last Thanksgiving, and are just 3-14 against Pittsburgh since moving here in 1984.
- This will be the Colts' first trip to Seattle since the 2005 season. The 12-year layoff is the longest current streak that the Colts have gone without playing in an opposing venue.
- The Colts will get one primetime game on each night - a Monday Night game against Tennessee (Week 12), a Sunday night games against Seattle (Week 4), and a Thursday night tilt with Denver (Week 15)