The Indianapolis Colts return to primetime football for the second straight week, this time taking on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday Night Football. Not only is it the Colts' home opener, it's the first time the team has hosted Monday Night Football since 2010 and just the second time since 2006. Here's all you need to know to get ready for the game:
8:30 p.m. ET, Monday, September 15, 2014
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis
Here's what I (Josh) wrote Saturday in my game preview (shameless plug: I'd recommend reading the whole thing):
Although most games don't live up to the hype, this game should. These are two good teams and I don't see either team really pulling away at any point in the game (unless, of course, the Colts get behind early and have to come back to make it close. With Chuck Pagano and Pep Hamilton, you can't rule that gameplan out). This game should be a very good one and it could go either way, but the fact that the Colts have Andrew Luck (and have yet to lose back-to-back games with him at quarterback) and are playing at home leads me to give the edge to the Colts. I'm taking Indy in a close one.
Colts 31, Eagles 28
Here's Matt Grecco's prediction of the game: Eagles 23, Colts 22
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Here's the Colts' official injury report:
Jerrell Freeman, ILB (hamstring)
Joe Reitz, OL (ankle)
Josh Chapman, NT (ankle)
Arthur Jones, DE (shoulder)
Khaled Holmes, C (ankle)
Greg Toler, CB (ribs)
Sergio Brown, S (shoulder)
Must-Reads from this Week:
Josh Wilson's preview of the matchup between the Colts and the Eagles
Matt Grecco's preview of the matchup between the Colts and the Eagles
Which Eagles Player would Colts Fans want the Most?
Five Questions about the Eagles with Bleeding Green Nation
Here are Five Things to watch in the Colts vs. Eagles game Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Andrew Luck: "He's Got it All"
Here are Five Things to watch in the Colts vs. Eagles game
Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Andrew Luck: "He's Got it All"
The Colts know that defending the Eagles' up-tempo offense won't be easy
The Colts are donating money to domestic violence charities to help prevent domestic violence and help victims
Robert Mathis tore his Achilles and is done for the year. Find all the news you need on that situation here.