SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 14: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown while defended by Ron Bartell #24 of the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park on November 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The disturbing thing about this preposterous 5-9 San Francisco 49ers division title and playoffs talk is the unsurprising likelihood that the whole scenario could so easily place.
The Niners don't even need help to survive the weekend -- a Seahawks win does not eliminate them this week.
Troy Smith starts this week against the Rams. Troy is the Smith who engineered the comeback, rabbit-from-the-hat, overtime win over these Rams in Week 10.