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PRESEASON WEEK 1 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (0-0) vs. BUFFALO BILLS (0-0) 1:30 P.M. EDT | SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 2013 | LUCAS OIL STADIUM COLTS OPEN PRESEASON WITH BILLS The Indianapolis Colts kickoff the 2013 campaign with a home preseason contest against the Buffalo Bills. General Manager Ryan Grigson and Head Coach Chuck Pagano embark on year two together after a successful season a year ago. The Colts finished the 2012 regular season with an 11-5 record, earning an AFC Wild Card berth in the playoffs. Their record was a nine-win improvement from 2011, tying the Colts for the third-largest one-year turnaround in NFL history. Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano The Colts roster features several new faces following a productive offseason by the team. Grigson made key additions with the signings of RB-Ahmad Bradshaw, T-Gosder Cherilus, NT-Aubrayo Franklin, QB-Matt Hasselbeck, WR-Darrius Heyward-Bey, DT-Ricky Jean Francois, S-LaRon Landry, OLB-Lawrence Sidbury, G-Donald Thomas, CB-Greg Toler and OLB-Erik Walden. Grigson also acquired FB-Stanley Havili in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. Indianapolis’ seven-man draft class is headlined by first-round pick OLB-Bjoern Werner, a unanimous All-America first-team selection in 2012. Also selected by the Colts are G-Hugh Thornton, C/G- Khaled Holmes, DT-Montori Hughes, S-John Boyett, RB-Kerwynn Williams and TE-Justice Cunningham. Following Sunday’s preseason contest against the Bills, the Colts will return to Anderson University to continue their 2013 training camp. Practices will resume on Tuesday, August 13. On the Colts media website,, media outlets can access up-to-date Colts information, including press releases, transcripts, daily notes, game releases and media schedules/availabilities. The site also offers access to the 2013 media guide as well as the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials. 2012 FINAL AFC SOUTH STANDINGS Team W L T Pct. Pts. Opp. Houston 12 4 0 .750 416 331 Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 357 387 Tennessee 6 10 0 .375 330 471 Jacksonville 2 14 0 .125 255 444 Tuesday, August 6 9:30 a.m. - Walkthrough (CLOSED TO PUBLIC) 10:50 a.m. - Coach Pagano and Players Available 6:30 p.m. - Practice COLTS MEDIA SITE Wednesday, August 7 Players’ Day Off No Availability INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center P.O. Box 535000 Indianapolis, IN 46253 Thursday, August 8 10 a.m. - Walkthrough (CLOSED TO PUBLIC) 11 a.m. - Coach Pagano and Players Available 2 p.m. - Practice 1 BROADCAST INFORMATION TV coverage: WNDY Play-by-Play: Don Fischer Color Analyst: Barry Krauss Radio coverage: WFNI & WLHK Play-by-Play: Bob Lamey Color Analyst: Jim Sorgi Sideline: Matt Taylor INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2013 SCHEDULE PRESEASON (0-0) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Aug. 11 BUFFALO WNDY 1:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 18 at New York Giants FOX 7 p.m. Sat. Aug. 24 CLEVELAND WNDY 7 p.m. Sun. Aug. 29 at Cincinnati WNDY 7 p.m. REGULAR SEASON (0-0) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Sept. 8 OAKLAND CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Sept. 15 MIAMI CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Sept. 22 at San Francisco CBS 4:25 p.m. Sun. Sept. 29 at Jacksonville CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Oct. 6 SEATTLE FOX 1 p.m. Mon. Oct. 14 at San Diego ESPN 8:40 p.m. Sun. Oct. 20 DENVER NBC 8:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 27 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 3 at Houston NBC 8:30 p.m. Sun. Nov. 10 ST. LOUIS FOX 1 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 14 at Tennessee NFLN 8:25 p.m. Sun. Nov. 24 at Arizona CBS 4:05 p.m. Sun. Dec. 1 TENNESSEE CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 8 at Cincinnati CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 15 HOUSTON CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 22 at Kansas City CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 29 JACKSONVILLE CBS 1 p.m. WEEKLY MEDIA AVAILABILITY : AUGUST 6 - 12 Friday, August 9 9:30 a.m. - Walkthrough (CLOSED TO PUBLIC) 10:50 a.m. - Coach Pagano and Players Available 1:50 p.m. - Practice Saturday, August 10 No Availability Sunday, August 11 Colts vs. Bills, 1:30 p.m. Lucas Oil Stadium Monday, August 12 Coach Pagano Conference Call

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