"We actually work out offseason at the same place, so we're definitely familiar with each other as far as athletic ability," Butler said. "It'll be a great matchup. He's one of the best receivers in the game, obviously one of the most productive in the past few years in this league."
The unexpected and quick turnaround of the Colts team from last year isn't just surprising fans, either.
"I'm definitely impressed," Welker said. "Obviously, you would figure it would be a rebuilding type deal for the Colts and it's not that way at all. They're playing some really good ball with a lot of young players and then they have some veterans too who really kind of step up for them in crunch time."
With everything being as new as it is for this Indy team, Arians just doesn't want people to get caught up in watching Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
After all, it is the Brady of the Peyton Manning-Brady rivalry years.
"I know as a younger quarterback, you always tried to watch that game just because the two were sort of a benchmark for the position guys," Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said. "So I remember some of the playoff games, some of the late games, I think when Gillette still had grass, it was always muddy, late in the year. So, great games and great franchises."