There are just two weeks remaining in the 2014 regular season, and because of that we have the opponents for the Colts in 2015 figured out. The team the Colts will play for fifteen of the sixteen games have been completely finalized, with the only one that hasn't been being the AFC North, as the Colts will play the winner of that division.
Here are the Colts 2015 opponents, both home and away:
|Houston Texans||Houston Texans|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Denver Broncos||Buffalo Bills|
|New England Patriots||Miami Dolphins|
|New York Jets||Atlanta Falcons|
|New Orleans Saints||Carolina Panthers|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||AFC NORTH WINNER|
The Colts will, obviously, play the AFC South teams both at home and away next year, just like normal. In addition to that, the Colts will play the teams from the AFC East and NFC South divisions, and the team that finishes the same in the standings as Indy in both the AFC West and the AFC North. Since the Colts won the AFC South, they will play the winner of both the AFC West and the AFC North. One of those has been decided, as the Broncos have won the West division. The other, the North, has yet to be decided and could come down to the final week of the season. Currently, the Bengals lead the division but the Steelers and the Ravens are both close behind. One of those teams will face the Colts next season, with it being a road game for Indy.
Something to note about next year's opponents (the actual schedule is still several months away) is the home schedule. In particular, the Colts will host Peyton Manning's Broncos, Tom Brady's Patriots, and Drew Brees' Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2015. Those are some very intriguing matchups (especially the one against the Broncos because, you know, Peyton has quite a bit of history with the Colts and Indy), and we could see a couple of night games from Lucas Oil next year.