The Colts wrap up their 2014 preseason Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals - their typical opponent in the preseason finale.
Already, thoughts are starting to turn toward week one and the big Colts vs. Broncos Sunday Night Football matchup, but first we've got this last game to focus on. And while the fourth preseason game is the one in which most starters typically don't play, for a lot of the players on both teams, the game is huge. Many are fighting for a roster spot, and if not that then at least a practice squad spot. Many of the starters won't be playing, but that doesn't mean the game isn't significant - it is in a big way to the bubble guys.
With that in mind, here's all your need to know information for Colts vs. Bengals in the 2014 preseason finale:
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Paul Brown Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio
TV Channel (via 506sports.com): WNDY (My/23 - Indianapolis); WMYO (My/58 - Louisville); WFFT (FOX/55 - Fort Wayne, IN); WBND (ABC/57 - South Bend, IN); WTWO (NBC/2 - Terre Haute, IN); WTVW (CW/7 - Evansville, IN); WCIA (My/3.2 - Champaign, IL); WKRC (CBS/12 - Cincinnati); WRGT (FOX/45 - Dayton); WSYX (ABC/6 - Columbus); WDRB (FOX/41 - Louisville); WLIO (FOX/8.2 - Lima, OH)
Radio Schedule: WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis
Online Streaming: NFL Preseason Live (subscription required)
Prediction: Hey, it's preseason - and especially in the fourth game, most of the starters aren't going to play. If I didn't give a prediction for the other preseason games, I'm certainly not going to for this one. Check back next week for Colts vs. Broncos, and I'll give you my prediction. But now? Enjoy the game, and Go Colts!
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Injury Report: Well, this isn't really injury news, but it qualifies - most of the Colts starters won't be playing. I know, a big surprise for the fourth preseason game, but that's really the big stuff in regards to who is or isn't playing. We don't have an official injury report yet, but most of the guys who won't play will be just because they're starters (though a select few starters will likely play).
Complete Colts Preseason Schedule:
Thursday, August 7, at New York Jets, 7:00 p.m. ET - LOSS, 10-13
Saturday, August 16, New York Giants (home), 7:00 p.m. ET - LOSS, 26-27
Saturday, August 23, New Orleans Saints (home), 8:00 p.m. ET - LOSS, 17-23
Thursday, August 28, at Cincinnati Bengals, 7:00 p.m. ET