TV analyst Harrison pulls for his old team

FOXBOROUGH -- Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, now serving as an analyst for NBC, didn't hide the fact he hopes his former team rolls over the Colts Sunday night.

Participating on an NBC conference call Wednesday alongside former Colts head coach Tony Dungy, Harrison summed up his thoughts this way:

"I'm very excited to cover this game from a different end of the spectrum. Having played in this rivalry many times, you get really excited about facing the biggest challenge of the year, which is always the Indianapolis Colts. Just being part of one of the greatest rivalries in football really gets you excited, and now that I'm covering it from a media standpoint, it gets me even more excited because now I get a chance to see it from a different perspective, to really get a chance to sit back and relax and enjoy the game, and not have to worry about being nervous or having that anxiety of facing those guys.

"As a competitor, you always want to face the best, and this is definitely one of the teams that has been the best in the National Football League. I know both of these teams have a mutual respect for one another, but I also know they have a distinct dislike for one another. It will be exciting, and hopefully the Patriots will go out and kick some butt."