It's the third preseason game, and that's the game in which the starters play the most. This Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts will take on the New Orleans Saints in a nationally televised preseason game from Indianapolis. This will be the 13th time these two teams have met in the preseason, with the Colts holding a 7-5 edge. This will be the first time the Saints have traveled to Indy for a preseason game since 1991.
It should be a great test for the Colts, especially for the defense, as that unit will be going up against Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. Offensively, Andrew Luck will likely be pretty good, I think. In all seriousness, though, it will be a great opportunity for both the Colts offense and defense to go up against a good team, get playing time, and get ready for the regular season, as this will be the last time we see most of these starters until week one in Denver.
Here's all of the need-to-know info for Saturday's game:
Game Time: Saturday, August 23, 2014; 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Indiana
TV Channel: CBS
Radio Schedule: WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis
Online Streaming: NFL Preseason Live (subscription required)
Prediction: Even though the starters will play more this week, I'm still not giving a prediction. Nope. Check back in the regular season. Oh, and Go Colts!
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Injury Report: We won't know officially until right before game time, but Reggie Wayne, Delano Howell, Jack Mewhort, and Cam Johnson were among those not practicing on Thursday. As far as Reggie goes, he'll be a game time decision, but Chuck Pagano did say that Robert Mathis will not play this week.
Complete Colts Preseason Schedule:
Saturday, August 23, New Orleans Saints (home), 8:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, August 28, at Cincinnati Bengals, 7:00 p.m. ET