Let’s all just assume for a moment that there will in fact be a 2011 season. If there is, this is who the Colts will play and when, followed by my best guess about what is going to happen.
Week 1: @Houston 1 PM
This is a brutal game to open the season with again. This time I think the Colts will be better prepared, however. They open the season 1-0.
Week 2: Cleveland 1 PM
The Browns are awful. Indy goes 2-0.
Week 3: Pittsburgh 8:20 PM
Tough game, but it’s hard to go against Indy at home at night.
Week 4: @Tampa 8:30
I’m not a believer in the Bucs, per sea, but there have to be losses somewhere on the schedule. Colts fall to 3-1.
Week 5: Kansas City 1 PM
The Chiefs regress. 4-1.
Week 6: @Cincinnati 1 PM
Week 7: @New Orleans 8:20 PM
I don’t like the Colts’ chances in the Super Dome against the Saints D. 5-2.
Week 8: @Tennessee 1 PM
Whoever the Titans have at QB won’t be good enough to beat the Colts. 6-2
Week 9: Atlanta Falcons 1 PM
Marquee matchup. Falcons love to go for it on fourth. Smith trumps Caldwell. 6-3
Week 10: Jacksonville
I have zero respect for the Jags. 7-3 1 PM
BYE: Nice timing for the Colts.
Week 12: Carolina 1 PM
Do you need help reading that scoreboard, Jerry? 8-3.
Week 13: @New England 8:20 PM
The Pats regress to the mean. 9-3
Week 14: @Baltimore 1 PM
The Colts own the Ravens, but if it snows Baltimore gets them (finally). 9-4.
Week 15: Tennessee 1 PM
The Titans will be awful next year.
Week 16: Houston 8:20 PM
A Thursday night win for the Colts who run the record to 11-4
Week 17: @Jacksonville 1 PM
Del Rio’s last game as Jags head coach is a loss.
So, once again, I see Indy getting back to 12-4 and winning the South. Did you expect me to say something different?