INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts are supposed to have a lot of success this season based off their schedule.
On paper, that is.
Yes, they play in the AFC South, one of the worst, if not the worst, divisions in the NFL. They also play the NFC South, which had a team with a losing record -- Carolina -- make the playoffs last season, and the AFC East, which only had New England make the playoffs last season.
But each season brings changes to rosters.
We're going to take a look at the Colts' week-by-week opponent for the 2015 season, starting with their Week 2 opponent, the New York Jets.
2014 record: 4-12
First-round draft pick: DE Leonard Williams
Veteran additions: CB Antonio Cromartie, CB Buster Skrine, CB Darrelle Revis, ILB Jamari Lattimore, OT James Brewer, OG James Carpenter, TE Kellen Davis, DT Kevin Vickerson, S Marcus Gilchrist, DE Stephen Bowen, RB Stevan Ridley, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Brandon Marshall, LB Erin Henderson, LB Joe Mays, WR DeVier Posey, RB Zac Stacy
Veteran subtractions: S Dawan Landry, WR Greg Salas, DE Jermaine Cunningham, FB John Conner, DT Kenrick Ellis, CB Kyle Wilson, QB Michael Vick, ILB Nick Bellore, WR Percy Harvin, CB Phillip Adams, TE Chris Pantale, FB Mario Harvey
Area of concern for the Colts: Two words: Darrelle Revis. Revis, one of the premier cornerbacks in the NFL, was the leader of the New England Patriots' defense that shut down the Colts in two meetings last season. Now he's joining a Jets' team that also added veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie and drafted defensive end Leonard Williams. The Jets could have one of the best defenses in the league next season. The Jets also traded for veteran receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall could give Colts cornerbacks Vonte Davis and Greg Toler problems. Note the word "could" and see below.
Area that favors the Colts: Remember the issue the Colts' Week 1 opponent Buffalo is dealing with? The Jets aren't sure who will be throwing Marshall the ball because they have same concerns at quarterback. Will New York's quarterback be Geno Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick? Smith has thrown 34 interceptions and only 25 touchdowns in his first two seasons. Fitzpatrick is a journeyman quarterback who is playing for his sixth team.