The NFL schedule release took place earlier this week, and the Indianapolis Colts now know what their regular season is going to look like. The Colts are hungry for a big year, and Indianapolis fans are excited for the season. Here are predictions for their entire regular season slate.

Week 1 vs. Houston Texans

The Colts are going to get the season started with a tricky road game against the Texans. CJ Stroud and the Texans had a big turnaround last year after being one of the worst teams in the NFL, and they ended up making it into the playoffs after winning the division. Houston is expected to have a very good team this season, and they are going to knock off the Colts in week one. LOSS.

Week 2 at Green Bay Packers

Another team with a young star at quarterback is the Packers. Jordan Love and Green Bay got off to a slow start last season, but they ended up turning on the jets late in the season, and they ended up making the playoffs. The Packers made some noise in the postseason as well, knocking off the Dallas Cowboys on the road. They are going to be a tough team to beat next year, and the Colts will not go into Lambeau and get a win. LOSS.

Week 3 vs. Chicago Bears

Caleb Williams and the Bears will head to Indianapolis for a week three clash, and it should end up being a good game. Williams was just taken with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft, and Bears fans are excited for the future with at QB. He should be able to help the team, but it'll be interesting to see how quickly things go up for Chicago. They will lose in week three to the Colts. WIN.

Week 4 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Next up for the Colts is the Steelers in week four. It will be interesting to see who ends up winning the QB job in Pittsburgh between Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, but either way, it's going to be tough for them to go on the road in week four and get the win. The Colts will be at home, and they will take advantage of that and get the win. WIN.

Week 5 at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars were one of the best teams in football last season before a tough collapse to end the season, but with a healthy Trevor Lawrence, they should be able to have a good year. This is going to be a big game for the division race, and it will be a tricky one for the Colts as they will be on the road. Jacksonville will get it done. LOSS.

Week 6 at Tennessee Titans

The Titans finished in last place in the division last season, and that could very well end up being the case again this season. The two games that the Colts have against them are big as they need to take advantage against a team like this, and they should be able to find a way to do that. Indianapolis will get the win on the road in week six. WIN.

Week 7 vs. Miami Dolphins

Week seven at home against the Dolphins is going to be a good one. This is going to be an evenly matched game against a team that went to the postseason last year. Being indoors will be good for Miami, but the home advantage for the Colts will be crucial in this game as well. Indianapolis will defend home turf and pick up a huge victory. WIN.

Week 8 at Houston Texans

The Colts are going to fall when they play the Texans at home, and they aren't going to get it done in round two either. Houston is going to be the team to beat in the division, and they are going to be an incredibly tough out for any team that they play. They will be too much for the Colts in week eight and they will get the home victory. LOSS.

Week 9 at Minnesota Vikings

The Colts will head north to Minnesota in week nine to take on the Vikings. It will be interesting to see who ends up winning the QB battle for the Vikings. They just drafted JJ McCarthy with the 10th pick in the NFL Draft, but will he be able to earn the starting job in year one? We'll see. The Colts will be able to get it done on the road in week 9. WIN.

Week 10 vs. Buffalo Bills

The Bills have been close to getting to the Super Bowl in a lot of recent seasons, but they haven't been able to get it done. They are hungry to get back to the playoffs this season in hopes of achieving that goal, and they should have a solid team once again. They will win in Indianapolis. LOSS.

Week 11 at New York Jets

The Jets are hoping to keep Aaron Rodgers healthy this season, and if they can, they'll have a chance to be a different team. Still, Rodgers is nearing the end of his career and New York still has a lot of other issues as well. The Colts will beat them. WIN.

Week 12 vs. Detroit Lions

Week 12 will be a big one for the Colts as the Lions will be coming to town. Detroit nearly made it to the Super Bowl last year as they led by 17 in the second half of the NFC Championship game. They ended up losing, but they are hungry to get back there. They will win in Indianapolis. LOSS.

Week 13 at New England Patriots

The Patriots had the third pick in the NFL Draft and they selected Drake Maye. They are hoping that Maye can be their next franchise QB, but this another team that just has a lot of work to do. The Colts can go on the road and beat them. WIN.

Week 14 – BYE

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (5) looks to run with the ball Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, during a game against the Tennessee Titans
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Week 15 at Denver Broncos

The Broncos are another team with an interesting QB situation. They have Zach Wilson, Jarrett Stidham and rookie Bo Nix competing for the starting job. It could be another rough year for Denver, and the Colts will knock them off. WIN.

Week 16 vs. Tennessee Titans

Round two of the Titans-Colts series will be in week 16 in Indianapolis. The Colts are going to win the first meeting between the two teams on the road, and they are going to take care of business at home as well to earn the season sweep. WIN.

Week 17 at New York Giants

The Giants weren't great last season as they only won six games, and they aren't expected to be very good this season either. The Colts have to take advantage of this matchup and get a victory, and they will the job done. WIN.

Week 18 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Colts will finish off the season at home against the Jaguars. Jacksonville took round one at home, and they will find a way to get a win on the road as well. LOSS.

Final Record: 10-7