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Monday, September 21, 2009
Consecutive prime time road trips for Colts, again

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

The Colts are about to embark on a journey NFL teams have only taken 11 times since 2000, and the percentages suggest when they are done the results won’t be favorable.

They play Monday night in Miami, then Sunday night in Arizona. The schedule of back-to-back road prime-time games is an uncommon one, but not so much for the Colts.

Forgive the Colts if they feel like they get more than their fair share of such things. They drew similar assignments in 2002 and 2003. Only one other team, the Chiefs, has done it twice. Perhaps the Colts are due for a split, considering they won both in 2003 and lost both in 2002.

Here’s a look at how the scenario has unfolded the previous 11 times in this decade, with thanks to Keith Hawkins of ESPN Stats and Information.
Teams playing consecutive games on the road in prime time since 2000
Team 1st game 2nd game
Chicago Bears 12/06/07: Lost 24-16 at Washington 12/17/07: Lost 20-13 at Vikings
Denver Broncos 12/13/07: Lost 31-13 at Texans 12/24/07: Lost 23-3 at Chargers
Washington Redskins 12/16/07: Won 22-10 at Giants 12/23/07: Won 32-21 at Vikings
Kansas City Chiefs 12/17/06: Lost 20-9 at Chargers 12/23/06: Won 20-9 at Raiders
Kansas City Chiefs 09/18/05: Won 23-17 at Raiders 09/26/05: Lost 30-10 at Broncos
New York Giants 09/19/05: Won 27-10 at Saints 09/25/05: Lost 45-23 at Chargers
Indianapolis Colts 09/28/03: Won 55-21 at Saints 10/06/03: Won 38-35 at Bucs
Indianapolis Colts 10/21/02: Lost 28-10 at Steelers 10/27/02: Lost 26-21 at Redskins
Miami Dolphins 11/04/02: Lost 24-10 at Packers 11/10/02: Lost 13-10 at Jets
Dallas Cowboys 09/10/00: Lost 32-31 at Cardinals 09/18/00: Won 27-21 at Redskins
Green Bay Packers 11/27/00: Lost 31-14 at Panthers 12/03/00: Won 28-6 at Bears