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Greetings Colts Nation!  :)   Our Indianapolis Colts wrap up, and at the same time seek  their first win in their 2014 preseason schedule as the team is in Cincinnati to play the 1-2 Bengals.

 

Many  players  on both the Colts and Bengals are on the bubble to make the final 53-man regular season roster, as tonight will be their time to shine and impress their coaching staffs.

 

Partly cloudy skies at 85 degrees, feels like 87 degrees, is the local game forecast for the 7:05PM Eastern Standard Time kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium, along  with 49% humidity, 0% precipitation, and mild east/northeastern winds at 5 miles per hour.

 

Colts are wearing their blue jerseys and white pants, while the host Bengals are wearing their matching white jerseys and pants.

 

NO injuries to both the Colts and Bengals, as the Colts try to beat the Bengals, and Chuck Pagano and his coaching staff go through the difficult decisions who will make the 2014 Indianapolis Colts, and 10-man practice squad.  Continue to stay both Colts Strong, and GO COLTS!!!!!   :rock:  :coltslogo:   :colts:  :1colts:   :coltshorse:  :coltsfb:  :coltslogo:  :D

 

Colts @ Bengals Complete Preseason Pre Game Press Release And NFL Game Center:

 

http://prod.static.colts.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/gamereleases/2014/gamerelease-pre04.pdf

 

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2014082802/2014/PRE4/colts@bengals#menu=gameinfo&tab=preview

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Wooohooo I'm ready for some more Colts football !!!  GOOOOOO Colts !!!!!!!!!!!  :shoe:  :coltshelmet:

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Purifoy needs to tighten up tonight if he wants to make this team. Hopefully he can bust a big return before the night is over.

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Did any of the starters play tonite?  I missed the 1st half hour of the game.

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Between Harnish and the play calling they make everyone look bad.

Deep breath, it's preseason, it's preseason, it's preseason. Ahhh, feel better now ;)

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We must have the worst Oline in the entire league as a sum total of all strings. Harnish is horrible but damn hit 50 times this game.

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Colts lost their finale at Cincinnati  7-35 to the Bengals and finish their  2014 preseason winless at 0 wins, 4 losses.

 

Now comes the difficult decision(s) by Coach Pagano, GM Ryan Grigson, and the Colts coaching staff and scouting department to determine the final 53-man regular season roster, with the deadline by Saturday afternoon at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time.

 

Colts may follow the waiver wire to tweak their roster, and set up the 10-man practice squad as early as Sunday or Monday.

 

And the real season starts on Sunday Night, when the Colts  Andrew Luck and the Colts, visit Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver.

 

A doozy of a matchup, and perhaps the Colts have a chance to win their first game in 2014, over their former ex-QB.

 

See all of you back here to post all the action on the Colts Fan Forum on Opening Week of the 2014 NFL regular season , and GO COLTS!!!!!  :coltslogo:  :1colts:  :colts:  :nfl:  :coltslogo:   :D

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