Week 7 NFL Power Rankings: Titans, Steelers & Seahawks stand alone
By Will Lomas
10. San Francisco 49ers (+9)
That is more like it San Francisco. In a game that the 49ers really had to have, Jimmy G and the offense put up 3 touchdowns in the 1st half and they never needed another point.
Without Nick Bosa, I don’t know that this team is going to have the fierce pass rush that they had when they went to the Super Bowl, but maybe they don’t have to be. Sunday Night the 49ers won with a heavy rotation of running backs, George Kittle, and consistent play on the back end of the defense including Emmanuel Moseley and Jason Verrett.
They felt in complete control all night and with great coaching on both sides of the ball, they don’t need to be extraordinary right now, they just need to start stacking wins.
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+4)
Tom Brady was fine, but don’t mistake what we just saw from the Bucs. Tampa won that game with great defense (easily the best that Green Bay has seen all season) and a very nice running game that dominated the Packers.
To show how weird the passing game was today and how little they really had to do, Gronk outgained Mike Evans and Chris Godwin combined by 20 yards and a touchdown…in the year 2020.
Add that mean, run heavy offense to a team that ended up with 5 sacks and 13 QB hits, and you can see why it got so bad that the Packers waved the white flag and benched starters at the end of the matchup. Great job by the Bucs.