Hi, Colts fans! A battle of AFC teams plague by internal player injuries through the 2017 NFL season, showcase tonight on the NFL weekly Thursday Night Football coverage in tonight's 27th all-time meeting. Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium (the building is by 8:25PM Eastern Standard Time.
Both the Colts and Broncos are coming off their last games played on Sunday, and both teams have also adjusted and prepared their short practice schedule to acomodate TNF.
Both Indianapolis and Denver are tied each with 13 games apiece, including 3 postseason games, with the winner having the one-game lead in the series. Colts are also 3-0 in postseason games played after the 2003, 2004, and 2014 NFL season, along with 10 regular season games.
Last time the Colts and Broncos played at LOS, it was Peyton's Manning's last full season as an NFL player but the opposing team, the Denver Broncos, hence, the 'Manning Bowl,' played back on November 8, 2015. However, Adam Vinitieri's 55-yard field goal with 6:13 remaining in the fourth quarter, helped Indianapolis edge Denver 27-24.
Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning each completed identical 21 of their 36 passes, two touchdowns, and 1 sack. Luck threw 252 yards, and 0 interceptions, while Manning 281 yards, but 2 INT's.
Denver though defeated Indianapolis 34-20 at both teams last meeting, played at Sports Authority Field At Mile High, back on September 18, 2016.
Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth are announcing the live TV game commentary, along with sideline reporter and interviewer Heather Cox, for NBC's Network's over-the-air coverage of The NFL's Thursday Night Football coverage, along with The NFL Network, and Amazon Prime Video are all simulcasting tonight's primetime matchup between the Broncos and Colts, including locally WTHR NBC Channel 13 in Indianapolis, and in your personal devices including your laptop, iPad, and smartphone through the NFL app provided by Verizon, all media seen live on HD.
Tonight's NFL Thursday Night Football is also the color rush game, so the visiting Broncos are wearing their blue helmets, and Nike orange color rush jerseys and pants, while the host Colts are wearing their white helmets, and Nike color rush blue jerseys and pants.
NO injuries, try to win your fourth game of the season in front of your Colts faithful ant LOS, and LET'S GO COLTS!!!!!
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