Coming into this season, we knew that it was going to be an emotional one. From Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan running his mouth about Bill Belichick, to Greg Hardy and Jerry Jones' idiotic comments about Tom Brady's wife, this season has had its fair share of tension.
But nothing quite like this.
The New England Patriots are set to face off against their most hated rival since, well, ever.
When the Patriots take the field against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, we could see one of the most passionate games ever played by a Tom Brady led team, specifically on the offensive side of the ball.
I am trying to dig through my memory bank of a game that I have looked forward to more, but I can't seem to find anything. It may have been when the Red Sox faced off against the New York Yankees fresh off of A-Rod's steroid junk. Ryan Dempster plunked Rodriguez and opened the fire gates to revamp the rivalry.
Nevertheless, back to the Patriots. Is this the most emotional game that the Patriots will ever play?
My short answer is yes. While the Patriots suffered a similar situation in 2007 during Spygate, this is simply different. The Indianapolis Colts may hate the Patriots, but I will bet the house that the Patriots hate them more.
And really, whats not to hate? From the Irsay family quietly shipping their team out of Baltimore in the middle of the night to a pathetic second tier city like Indianapolis, to their smug ownership and management team, to the pitiful way they play the game of football, the Colts are a group of cowards.
The average margin of victory between these two teams recently has been 48-17. Does anyone really think that score will be any different?
Vengeance Tour 2015: Colts Edition. We are out for blood.
By Pete Packowski