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Saturday, October 31, 2009
NFC West will not miss the Colts

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Colts have outscored the Cardinals, Seahawks and Rams by a combined 107-33 score so far this season.

That's one reason I'm not traveling to Indianapolis for the 49ers-Colts game Sunday (I'm heading to Arizona on a flight Saturday).

Nothing against the 49ers here. They've been a competitive team most of the time. I'm anxious to see Alex Smith, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis start a game together. It's just that the Colts have been pretty much automatic this season.

A 49ers upset would shock me, and that's no slight toward the 49ers. I just keep looking back at that Colts-Dolphins box score from Week 2. Miami held a 239-61 advantage in rushing yards -- and still lost.

NFC West teams are 0-3 against the Colts and 3-2 against the rest of the AFC South. Every NFC West teams still plays the winless Titans. The 49ers still play the Jaguars. The Seahawks and Rams play the Texans.

Good riddance, Indy.