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Showcase of creative minds: Peyton and Payton

Peyton Manning and Sean Payton have similar names and similar games. When they square off on Thursday night, an offensive onslaught will likely ensue, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: September 6, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- One guy spells his first name with an "e" and the other his surname with an "a," but the common denominator vowel shared by Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton in their soundalike handles is an altogether appropriate one.

O.

As in offense.

Take nothing away from the galaxy of offensive playmakers who'll line up in Thursday night's NFL season opener at the RCA Dome. It is, after all, an assemblage ...

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