Ranking each potential 49ers NFC playoff opponent from weakest to strongest

The 49ers will be eagerly awaiting their playoff opponents in the divisional round and hopefully beyond, but which teams are the strongest and which are the weakest?

Dallas Cowboys v San Francisco 49ers
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers are a bit of a dark horse within the NFC, although they don't come into the playoffs with any momentum after a double-digit home loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 17 and falling over the line against the Carolina Panthers in Week 18.

For the 49ers, however, they'll fondly remember the Buccaneers as the team that quarterback Brock Purdy recorded his perfect rating against with 333 yards passing and three touchdowns in Week 11.

That being said, quarterback Baker Mayfield looks like he might have found a home in Florida, and the offense has enough punch that the Bucs could cause a black eye to anyone who doesn't take them seriously.