The schedule for the Giants’ second-most-important trip to Indianapolis in the next few months has been set.
The NFL announced on Wednesday that their Week 16 game against the Colts will be played on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m. (whether it will be broadcast on CBS or Fox has yet to be determined). That game was one that was eligible to be flexed to Saturday, Dec. 22, but given the Giants’ current 1-6 record and their commitment to focusing on the future rather than this season, there was little appetite to put them in a window for a national audience. Instead, the Redskins-Titans and Ravens-Chargers games will be played on that Saturday.
The Giants-Colts game will be played in the same city and stadium as the NFL Combine in late February, which appears to be where the Giants’ front office is more focused as they try to rebuild the roster.
Of course, that Week 16 game could wind up having a more significant impact on the futures of both teams involved. The Colts are 2-5 and may be “competing” with the Giants for one of the top draft positions by the end of the season in a loser-take-all game.