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Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens open thread

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The Indianapolis Colts return to action tonight as they host the Baltimore Ravens for the first game of the 2016 season to be held in Lucas Oil Stadium.

Though it's only a preseason contest, it has much more significance to the Colts and their fans: it will mark the return of Andrew Luck, who hasn't played in a game since suffering a lacerated kidney last November. Luck has been practicing without any limitations this offseason and in training camp, but he was held out of last week's preseason game as a precaution since the team was facing a Rex Ryan defense on a wet field. Tonight is a different story, however, as Luck will play. It's expected that he'll play the first quarter, give or take a little, so while you still need to tune in early to see him he'll get a good amount of action as well.

The big story will obviously be Luck's return and how the starters do, but there are plenty of other things to be watching for as well. Will the running game get it going this week? Will the young pass rushers continue to step up? How does the offensive line do? These things and much more are worth paying attention to, so consider this your open thread to discuss the game tonight.

First, however, here's everything you need to know about the game:

Game Time:

7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, August 20, 2016


Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

TV Channel:

WXIN (FOX59 in Indianapolis) - Don Fischer and Rick Venturi on the call

NFL Network

Other affiliates: WMYO (My/58 - Louisville); WFFT (FOX/55 - Ft. Wayne); WBND (ABC/57 - South Bend); WAWV (ABC/38 - Terre Haute); WEHT (ABC/25 - Evansville); WCIA (CBS/3 - Champaign); KFVE (My/9 - Honolulu); WMAR (ABC/2 - Baltimore); Comcast Sportsnet (Mid-Atlantic); WJLA (ABC/7 - Washington); WHTM (ABC/27 - Harrisburg); WFXR (FOX/21-27 - Roanoke)

Radio Schedule:

WFNI and WLHK in Indianapolis - Bob Lamey and Jim Sorgi on the call

Online Streaming:

NFL Game Pass

"Enemy" Blog:

Baltimore Beatdown


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