The Indianapolis Colts will play the Carolina Panthers for the first time since 2011 on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium.
The contest will mark only the sixth all-time meeting between the teams in the regular season, with the Panthers holding a 4-1 advantage. The last matchup between the teams came in Indianapolis on November 27, 2011 when Carolina won, 27-19.
Last week, the Colts hosted the New Orleans Saints and were defeated, 27-21. The Saints scored three touchdowns in the first half and entered halftime with a 20-0 lead. New Orleans added their fourth touchdown of the game in the third quarter to extend the gap to 27-0.
The Colts offense found its rhythm late in the third quarter when quarterback Andrew Luck connected on touchdown passes of 87 and 46 yards to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who finished the game with a season-high 150 receiving yards on four receptions.
With 3:05 left in the fourth quarter, Luck (23-of-44 passing for 333 yards) connected with wide receiver Donte Moncrief for his third touchdown throw of the game to cut the deficit to 27-21. Indianapolis attempted an onside kick, but New Orleans recovered the ball and ran out the clock to preserve the win.
Following Monday's game, the Colts will host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, November 8.