3. Tom Brady vs. Mike Murphy
The former of course needs no introduction. But Mike Murphy? Is he some unsung defensive back? A rookie linebacker? Nope, just the new defensive coordinator of the Colts, having taken over the league's 32d-ranked defense Tuesday when Larry Coyer was fired. Murphy, previously the linebackers coach, is no novice -- he's been in the NFL for 27 years, last 14 on the Colts staff -- but it's hard to imagine a more daunting task than facing Brady and the Patriots' 3d-ranked offense (30.1 ppg) in your debut as a coordinator.