The Indianapolis Colts today announced dates and times for the 2014 preseason schedule.
The Colts will open the preseason with a Week 1 road contest at the New York Jets on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m. The meeting is only the second between the two teams in preseason play as the Jets claimed a 2004 victory, 31-7, at the RCA Dome.
The New York Giants will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 2 contest on Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m. The Colts and Giants will compete for the second consecutive year in the preseason, following Indianapolis' 20-12 win at MetLife Stadium in 2013. Overall, the Colts hold an 8-5 all-time preseason record against New York.
Indianapolis will host the New Orleans Saints on a nationally televised (CBS) broadcast on Saturday, August 23 at 8 p.m. It will be the first preseason meeting between the two teams since a 2006 matchup in Jackson, Mississippi. The Colts hold a 7-5 preseason advantage in a series that dates back to 1975.
Dating back to 2001, the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals have met each preseason, traditionally in the finale. This season, Indianapolis will travel to Cincinnati (Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m.) for the second consecutive year as the Colts look to win their third preseason contest in the last four years. Overall, the Bengals hold a 14-8 preseason series record, which includes a 27-10 win last season.