10/05/2012 09:02 am ET

When The NFL's Greatest QB Rivalry Was Born, Few Cared About Manning vs. Brady

When the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history made its debut, nobody cared.

On the windy September afternoon in 2001, when the greatest quarterbacks of this generation met on the field for the first time, the eyes of the nation were on a Rams-Dolphins blowout.

When two future Hall of Famers who would lead their teams to seven Super Bowls and combine for six MVP awards first faced each other in Foxboro, neither looked very good.

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