Sando says: Tell me where to go

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The lopsided nature of the NFC West race is forcing our hand in terms of which games to attend each week.

I'm heading to Arizona for the 49ers-Cardinals game on Monday night. Four reasons:

  • ESPN staffs the games for which it holds rights, and this one falls within the division I cover.

  • The Cardinals are leading the division.

  • This game is the only one in Week 10 featuring two NFC West teams.

  • The Rams-Jets and Seahawks-Dolphins games aren't very appealing.

Week 11 features the Cardinals and Seahawks at Qwest Field. The Rams also visit the 49ers. The Arizona game appeals as the Cardinals get a chance to deliver a knockout blow in the division, or the Seahawks have a chance to make one last stand.

The chart shows how many times I've seen each NFC West team in person this season. As always, I'm interested in hearing the cases for and against attending specific games in specific weeks. If my logic is off-base, by all means, tell me where to go.

A quick look at the travel schedule so far, followed by a look at the possibilities for the remaining weeks:

Week 1: Cardinals at 49ers.

Week 2: 49ers at Seahawks.

Week 3: Rams at Seahawks.

Week 4: Cardinals at Jets.

Week 5: Patriots at 49ers.

Week 6: Cowboys at Cardinals.

Week 7: Cowboys at Rams.

Week 8: Cardinals at Panthers

Week 9: Eagles at Seahawks

Week 10: 49ers at Cardinals

Week 11 (projected): Cardinals at Seahawks

Week 12

  1. NY Giants at Arizona

  2. Washington at Seattle

  3. San Francisco at Dallas

  4. Chicago at St. Louis

Week 13

  1. Cardinals at Eagles

  2. Dolphins at Rams.

  3. Seahawks at Cowboys

  4. 49ers at Bills

Week 14

  1. Patriots at Seahawks

  2. Rams at Cardinals

  3. Jets at 49ers

Week 15

  1. Seahawks at Rams

  2. Vikings at Cardinals

  3. 49ers at Dolphins

Week 16

  1. Cardinals at Patriots.

  2. 49ers at Rams.

  3. Jets at Seahawks.

Week 17

  1. Seahawks at Cardinals

  2. Redskins at 49ers

  3. Rams at Falcons