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Week Eight: San Francisco 49ers (3-3) at Indianapolis Colts (6-0)- Open Thread

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Week Eight: San Francisco 49ers (3-3) at Indianapolis Colts (6-0)
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, IN
Kick-off Time: 1:00pm Eastern


Broadcast: FOXSB Nation Co-Blog: Niners Nation


After several tough road games, many of which were on primetime TV, the Colts return home to face a tough and desperate 49ers, who are coming off two loses where their pass defense was less than stellar. Alex Smith is now the starting QB for the 49ers again, and onetime free agent haul Nate Clements has been benched for the game. Clements was signed to a massive contract in 2007, making him (at that time) the highest paid defensive player in football. Now, Tarell Brown will start in his place while Clements plays the nickel.


For the Colts, rookie running back Donald Brown is out, meaning Mike Hart will see significant action today for the first time in a year. Also likely out are Marlin Jackson, T.J. Rushing, Jamey Richard, and Tony Ugoh. Adam Vinatieri and Anthony Gonzalez are definitely out.


This is your open thread. Enjoy. Go Colts!


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