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COLTS HEAD EAST FOR PRIME-TIME MATCHUP

Posted May 5, 2013

The 2013 road preseason slate for the Indianapolis Colts brings a pair of opponents who finished the 2012 regular season over .500. The first such matchup comes on Sunday, August 18, when Indianapolis takes on the New York Giants at 8 p.m. on FOX.

INDIANAPOLIS – After a season where the Colts found themselves in prime-time just once, many fans believe 2013 will lead to more night-time games.

 

The release of the preseason schedule in early April already brought about one such contest.

On August 18, the Colts will travel east to take on the New York Giants for an 8 p.m. kickoff on FOX.

 

The Giants finished the 2012 regular season 9-7 and will once again be led by two-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback Eli Manning.

 

The meeting between the teams will be the first in the preseason since 1984.

 

In the 2010 regular season, the Colts won a Week Two prime-time contest 38-14 over the Giants.

 

That game marked the second time that brothers Peyton and Eli Manning had squared off against each other.

 

Peyton had a near-perfect night completing 20-of-26 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns.

Younger brother Eli threw two touchdowns of his own but also was picked off once, and the Colts defense sacked the Giants signal-caller four times, forcing three fumbles.

 

Since 1999, the Colts and Giants have met four times during the regular season with the Colts winning three of those contests.

 

The August 18 contest will take place in MetLife Stadium and is the first of hopefully two games the Colts will play there this season.

 

MetLife Stadium will host Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014, marking the first time a non-dome stadium in a cold-weather city has hosted a Super Bowl.

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