Circle Nov. 2 for Pats-Colts marquee matchup

Whenever Tom Brady and the Patriots face the Colts, it's the must-see game of the regular season. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Nine teams cracked our list of eight projected luxury-box matchups. The fun is in seeing which teams emerge as worthy additions or substitutions once the season gets going. High-profile rematches give the Colts, Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys chances to avenge difficult defeats from the previous season, always a good place to start. Here's where we'd want to sit for 40 of the best games of the season:


Patriots at Colts -- Nov. 2: Indy couldn't finish 2006 version of this classic.
Colts at Chargers -- Nov. 23: Peyton Manning, Adam Vinatieri seeking redemption.
Patriots at Chargers -- Oct. 12: Unfinished business for LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers.
Giants at Cowboys -- Dec. 14: Cowboys couldn't beat 'em when it mattered.
Steelers at Browns -- Sept. 14: Statement game for whichever team prevails.
Jaguars at Colts -- Sept. 21: Jags have lost past three in RCA Dome.
Cowboys at Packers -- Sept. 21: Aaron Rodgers played well at Dallas last season.
Steelers at Patriots -- Nov. 30: Schedule sends Steelers to New England -- again.


Cowboys at Steelers -- Dec. 7: Old rivals haven't met since 2004 season.
Eagles at Cowboys -- Sept. 15: Tony Romo struggled in most recent meeting.
Steelers at Jaguars -- Oct. 5: Ben Roethlisberger took playoff loss to Jags personally.
Cowboys at Redskins -- Nov. 19: Classic rivalry almost always worth a look.
Browns at Steelers -- Dec. 28: Beating Steelers in Pittsburgh a tall order.
Redskins at Cowboys -- Sept. 28: Skins had 423 yards in Dallas last season, still lost.
Chargers at Steelers -- Nov. 16: San Diego pass rush could test Big Ben.
Colts at Jaguars -- Dec. 18: Healthy David Garrard gives Jags a chance at home.


Patriots at Jets -- Sept. 14: Bill Belichick returns to scene of the crime.
Redskins at Seahawks -- Nov. 23: Jim Zorn has inside info for playoff rematch.
Giants at Steelers -- Oct. 26: Eli Manning, Big Ben compare Super Bowl rings.
Giants at Vikings -- Dec. 28: Vikings had four picks versus Manning in 2007.
Browns at Eagles --Dec. 15: Both offenses can pile up the yardage.
Bears at Vikings -- Nov. 30: Bernard Berrian returns to Chicago -- in purple.
Steelers at Titans -- Dec. 21: Both teams pride themselves on being physical.
Packers at Seahawks -- Oct. 12: Ryan Grant's footprints stamped all over Seahawks.


Redskins at Bengals -- Dec.. 14: Chance to revisit Chad Johnson trade rumors.
Texans at Titans -- Sept. 21: Matt Schaub, Albert Haynesworth square off.
Rams at Seahawks -- Sept. 21: Rams kicker Josh Brown heads back to Seattle.
Eagles at Ravens -- Nov. 23: Ravens coach John Harbaugh built résumé with Eagles.
Saints at Panthers -- Oct. 19: Dan Morgan surely has this one circled on calendar.
Falcons at Chargers -- Nov. 30: Michael Turner returns to San Diego a wealthy man.
Bills at Jaguars -- Sept. 7: Jags' ground game runs into familiar face, Marcus Stroud.
Eagles at Bengals -- Nov. 16: Asante Samuel versus Bengals' passing game.


49ers at Rams -- Dec. 21: Isaac Bruce won't look right in 49ers' colors.
Broncos at Raiders -- Sept. 8: Always a grudge match between AFC West rivals.
Bucs at Falcons -- Dec. 14: Georgia Dome welcomes back Warrick Dunn.
Broncos at Falcons -- Nov. 16: Jason Elam gives Falcons an edge if it's close.
Cardinals at Jets --Sept. 28: Arizona wanted Calvin Pace back, but Jets got him.
Lions at 49ers -- Sept. 21: Fired by Detroit, Mike Martz surfaced in San Francisco.
Raiders at Chiefs -- Sept. 14: Raiders riding rare one-game win streak at Arrowhead.
Saints at Bears -- Dec. 11: Both teams looking to recapture 2006 form.

Mike Sando covers the NFL for ESPN.com.