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Here are the dates & times for Indianapolis Colts preseason games

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — CBS4 has your first look at the dates and times for the Indianapolis Colts 2017 preseason schedule. The team’s preseason games will be carried exclusively by our media partners at FOX59.

The Colts, who are looking to return to the playoffs after falling short the past two seasons, open their preseason at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Aug. 13.

The Colts will play a total of four preseason games against the following teams:

  • Sunday, August 13 DETROIT 1:30PM — FOX59
  • Saturday, August 19 At Dallas 7:00PM — FOX59
  • Saturday, August 26 At Pittsburgh 7:30PM — FOX59
  • Thursday, August 31 CINCINNATI 7:00PM — FOX59

The game to focus on is the trip to Pittsburgh. The third preseason game traditionally is when front-line players see the most action, and that might include quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck is recovering from surgery in mid-January to repair a partially-torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder, and owner Jim Irsay is optimistic Luck’s rehab will enable him to handle his normal preseason workload.

As for the Bengals, introductions won’t be necessary.

This is the 26th time the Colts and Bengals have met in the preseason since 1984, and the 15th straight time they’ve done so in the final game of the preseason.

Also, fans would be advised to lower their expectations for the preseason. The Colts are 14-40 since posting their last winning preseason in 2003. They’re 7-13 since Chuck Pagano’s arrival in 2012.

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