The good news being, at least it didn't count.
That's all you can take away, in the way of glad tidings and revealed truth, from the Indianapolis Colts' 37-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers today. Everything else we already knew, beginning with the fact that the Horsies are not particularly deep at the quarterback position and a few others.
Well ... duh.
Peyton was Peyton, no surprise there, completing 8 of 10 passes for 91 yards and directing the Colts to a 10-0 lead after a quarter. Curtis Painter and Tom Brandstater, conversely, were Curtis Painter and Tom Brandstater -- which is to say, the Colts have been better off suiting up Johnny Unitas' corpse and sending him out there.
Painter was 9 of 19 and threw three interceptions, including a spectacular 91-yard pick six to Reggie Smith. Brandstater threw a touchdown pass and an interception. Neither inspired the sort of confidence Johnny Undead would have.
So here we are again. It's Peyton against the PUP list (Physically Unable to Perform), a matchup he has never lost. And one he never must.
But you knew that.