NFC West power rankings heading into Week 2

The 49ers dominated Week 1, so do they earn the top spot in our power rankings?
San Francisco 49ers, Brock Purdy
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2. Los Angeles Rams

We go to the flip side of that game and the Los Angeles Rams are now the ones surprising folks just as the Seahawks did a year ago. Seattle was supposed to win that game, but Sean McVay and company were not going to let that happen.

It was a true display of offensive genius, as Matthew Stafford was down his top receiver and one of the best in the game, in Cooper Kupp. Still, the Rams offense was cruising most of the day, scoring a total of 30 points.

The Rams ran the ball a whopping 40 times, although they were unable to get a real rhythm going, finishing with 92 yards. Still, McVay's commitment to the run was what enabled the Rams to keep Seattle's defense honest and Stafford to have his way, throwing for 334 yards on the afternoon.

Los Angeles completely dominated that side of the ball, owning possession for just under 40 minutes and finishing with an impressive 27 first downs on the day. Without Kupp, it was Tutu Atwell (six catches for 119 yards) and rookie Puka Nacua (10 catches for 119 yards) who stepped up and made plays.

Defensively, the Rams held Seattle to just 180 yards of offense, with Geno Smith going 16-of-26 for 112 yards and a touchdown. Next week, the Rams get to face off against the no. 1 team on our list in a battle of 1-0 squads.