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Mailbag: Colts the focus this week

Updated: November 11, 2009, 11:49 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Earlier this week, I spent time recapping some of the recent Patriots-Colts games since 2003, and it didn't take long to realize why this is such a great rivalry this decade.

It's a rivalry that has defied NFL realignment.

The Patriots and Colts were guaranteed to meet twice a year as AFC East opponents, but the Colts moved out of the division in 2002 when the league went to eight divisions of four teams each.

Yet after not meeting in '02, the teams have been regulars ...

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