The Colts are seven days away from opening their home schedule against Minnesota. To stoke the passion for the city’s 29th home opener, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has proclaimed today the start of “Blue Week.”





INDIANAPOLIS –With the 2012 home opener for the Colts coming this Sunday against Minnesota in Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has decided to change up the usual "Blue Friday" celebration.

Instead of just one day, Ballard has declared the entire week of September 10-16 "Blue Week" in anticipation of the home opener against Minnesota this Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Colts have won seven of their past nine home openers and are 9-0 all-time as hosts against the Vikings.  The Colts own a 2-0 mark against Minnesota in Indianapolis.  This will be the first time the Colts and Vikings have met in Lucas Oil Stadium.  The previous two times Minnesota visited (2000, 2004), the games were played in the RCA Dome.

The Vikings are 1-0 on the season after winning a home game against Jacksonville, 26-23 in overtime.  The Colts will be looking to reverse last Sunday's loss at Chicago.

Sunday's game with the Vikings will start three straight games at Lucas Oil Stadium for Indianapolis as a bye week is sandwiched in between a pair of home contests.  The Colts host Jacksonville on September 23, followed by Green Bay on October 7.

The Colts enter Sunday's contest with a 79-game sellout streak.

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