From Indianapolis International to I-70 to the exit to downtown Indianapolis. Then its past a venue he knows all to well.

But when the Patriots' Tom Brady made the trek into the Circle City on this Sunday, past Lucas Oil Stadium ,there was only one part of the city that caught his eye.

Here's a hint - it had nothing to do with a roman numeral.

"You see Dwight Freeney’s picture up there," said Brady as he drove past the venue which he'll play Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants on February 5th. "To come to Indianapolis and not play him is definitely a relief for me.

"He’s terrorized me for a long time."

It might seem that the Patriots were doing the same to Colts fans when they watched Brady's team survive a scare from the Ravens to win the AFC Championshipon January 22nd.

Having their main rivals come to the first Super Bowl in Indiananpolis history would only seem to rub it in the wounds of a fan base that just endured a two-win season.

"We are just very fortunate, very pleased to be here," said Patriots receiver Wes Welker of coming to Indianapolis. "So, we are just going to try to live it up this week.”

Of course they'll have to do so among a fan base that, frankly, despises them. Since the rise of Peyton Manning and Brady to the top of the NFL in their position, the two teams have frequently met in highly competitive games with major stakes on the line.

They've faced off in a pair of AFC Championships and a divisional playoff in 2004 along with a series of prime time regular season games in a must-see rivalry for a decade. So the famous "Hoosier Hospitality" might be a on hold a bit for seven days.

"I never had too much hospitality here until I went for it on fourth and 2 (against the Colts in a 35-34 loss in 2009)," said Belichick of the Colts fans. "Since then, I’ve been greeted in a lot more friendly manner than I have in the past.”

On top of that, the Colts will temporarily house the Patriots at their 56th Street complex per the agreement with the NFL and Indianapolis. That includes the team's locker room and practice fields, where Belichick will lead his team's workouts with Colts championship banners hanging from above.

"Its really nice that we're practicing there and they're not," said guard Logan Mankins of occupying the Colts' complex for the next week. "It will be different seeing all those blue colors around there and not getting booed there will be a lot different."

In the end, according to Brady, the privilege of playing in a Super Bowl out-weights its location-but he is interested in getting a peek at the Colts' facility.

"I've heard that it's a really nice facility-I'm sure it would be," said Brady. "We're excited to get out there and see what it's all about.

"Hopefully we'll be indoors all week."

At least there, they'll escape a few wayward boos.