Pats-Colts rivalry has layers of intrigue

Containing Clark, Freeney among New England's primary concerns on Sunday night

Originally Published: November 13, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

As great as the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning matchups have been through the years, the aftermath of these meetings has been compelling as well.

Both organizations learn and transform themselves from these games because they know the odds favor a rematch in the playoffs. When they meet on Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, both teams will be playing for playoff seeding and home-field advantage. But you also must appreciate the subtle things that happen as a result of these games.

Years ...

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