The Indianapolis Colts today announced its 2016 preseason schedule. The dates and times for the final four preseason games have yet to be finalized.
The Colts and Green Bay Packers will travel to Canton, Ohio to kick off the National Football League’s 2016 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 8 PM ET in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The meeting will be the first in the preseason between the teams since Indianapolis fell to Green Bay by a 24-21 margin on August 26, 2011 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Overall, the Colts own a 5-4 record against the Packers in preseason play dating back to 1980.
Indianapolis and Green Bay will close out the 2016 Enshrinement Weekend one day after three of their famed legends are formally enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy and wide receiver Marvin Harrison will join former Packers quarterback Brett Favre among the eight-man class that was elected to the Hall of Fame in February. Other members of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 include owner Edward DeBartolo, Jr., linebacker Kevin Greene, tackle Orlando Pace, quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel.
The Colts will travel to Buffalo for a matchup with the Bills in the second week. Dating back to 1969, the two teams have met seven times in the preseason with the Bills holding a 4-3 advantage. Buffalo won, 44-20, in their last preseason game against Indianapolis on August 11, 2013 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Indianapolis will then host the Baltimore Ravens in its preseason opener at Lucas Oil Stadium. The contest will mark the first time the two teams have faced each other in preseason play.
The Colts will host the Philadelphia Eagles in their fourth preseason game. Indianapolis and Philadelphia share a 10-10 overall preseason series record. The last time the two teams faced each other in preseason play was last season when the Eagles defeated the Colts in Philadelphia, 36-10.
Indianapolis will close out the preseason with a trip to Cincinnati. The two teams have met in the preseason every year since 2001 and traditionally in the finale. The Bengals hold a 16-8 preseason series record, which includes a 9-6 victory in Indianapolis in 2015.
2016 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time
Sunday, Aug. 7 *GREEN BAY 8:00 PM
Game 2 (Aug. 11-15) at Buffalo TBD
Game 3 (Aug. 18-22) BALTIMORE TBD
Game 4 (Aug. 25-28) PHILADELPHIA TBD
Game 5 (Sept. 1-2) at Cincinnati TBD
*2016 NFL/Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio