With the 49ers matching their win total from last season with six wins, the team has all the NFL pundits talking about where they rank in the NFC. The obvious leader at the moment in the NFC is the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers have one of the best defenses in the NFL and in my opinion a better defense than the Packers. But the Packers are far ahead of the 49ers when it comes to offense and they are the defending champs who are currently undefeated.
From there you can make a strong case for the 49ers to be ranked second in the NFC with the Saints flop against the Rams and the Giants having two losses. The Saints will bounce back from the Rams loss but with three defeats the 49ers should be ranked higher. The 49ers and Giants will settle where they should be ranked in the NFC in week ten but for now the 49ers should be ranked above them as well.
With a 6-1 record the 49ers not only have the second best record in the NFC but also in the NFL. Most of what I have read about the NFL power rankings has the 49ers the second ranked team in the NFC. ESPN’s power rankings have the 49ers ranked second in the NFC and NFL. The ESPN rankings are good to look at as they have five NFL writers grade the power rankings positions. The 49ers deserve to be ranked second in NFC power rankings heading into week nine. What are your thoughts? Answer the poll and send us your comments!