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Colts announce 2013 preseason schedule

The Colts will once again be back in the national spotlight during the 2013 preseason.

In Week Two of the preseason, Indianapolis will travel east to take on the New York Giants (9-7 in 2012) on August 18, in an 8 p.m. kickoff, on FOX. Last year, the Colts played the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC in Week Two of the preseason.

Indianapolis will open up the preseason at home for the fourth consecutive season. The Buffalo Bills (6-10 in 2012) will head to Lucas Oil Stadium in Week One (8/8-8/11). The contest with the Bills is the first preseason game for the two since meeting in Toronto, Canada back during the 2010 preseason.

After an away contest with the Giants, the Colts will return home in Week Three (8-22/8-25) to take on the Cleveland Browns (5-11 in 2012). The Colts have a 5-2 preseason record all-time against the Browns and Cleveland split 2011 and 2012 road regular season matchups with Indianapolis.

For the 11th straight season, the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6 in 2012) and Colts will conclude the preseason (8-29/8-30) in an I-74 matchup. The Colts won last year’s home contest and will now travel to Paul Brown Stadium in 2013.

The Colts finished the 2012 preseason with a 2-2 record, which was the first time Indianapolis has been at least .500 in the preseason since 2004.

2013 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Schedule

Week 1: Buffalo Bills (game will be played between 8/8-8/11)

Week 2: @New York Giants (8/18 on FOX at 8 p.m.)

Week 3: Cleveland (game will be played between 8/22-8/25)

Week 4: @Cincinnati (game will be played between 8/29-8-30)

(Source: Colts.com)

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