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Where the 9-1 49ers landed in Week 12 power rankings

Nov 19, 2019 at 10:26 AM--

The latest power rankings are out following Week 11's action, and the San Francisco 49ers, 9-1, still find themselves among the best in the NFL. Although, they did see a drop within a couple of lists.

After a disappointing Week 10 defeat at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco's first loss of the season, the 49ers bounced back. They overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the visiting Arizona Cardinals 36-26.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was impressive, completing 75.6 percent of his passes for 424 yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions, and a passer rating of 115.4. Rookie wideout Deebo Samuel had the best game of his young career, hauling in eight Garoppolo-thrown passes for 134 receiving yards.

Both players were nominated this week for NFL-sponsored awards.

The 49ers face their most difficult three-game stretch of the season, hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night and then traveling to play the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints in back-to-back games. We'll learn a lot about Kyle Shanahan's squad in the coming weeks.

Below is a sample of some of the more prominent power rankings around the web and where San Francisco currently stands within each.
Current Ranking: 1
Previous rank: 1
"The Niners faced a 16-0 deficit midway through the second quarter and a three-point deficit in the final minutes of the game. In both cases, the NFC West leaders answered. This game could have been remembered for a fourth-quarter Jimmy Garoppolo interception that put the Cardinals in great position for the upset, but instead, coordinator Robert Saleh's defense forced a quick three-and-out, and Garoppolo redeemed himself with a scoring march capped by a blitz-beating touchdown pass to Jeff Wilson Jr. to take the lead for good." — Dan Hanzus

CBS Sports
Current Ranking: 3
Previous rank: 3
"The defense had some issues against the Cardinals, which is concerning. It has to be better as the schedule gets tougher, starting this week against the Packers." — Pete Prisco

Current Ranking: 3
Previous rank: 2
"The diminutive Williams is a favorite in the Niners locker room for playing much bigger than his 5-foot-9, 185-pound frame would suggest. Williams is one of just three defensive backs with at least one sack, two forced fumbles and two interceptions through the first 11 weeks." — Nick Wagoner on the 49ers' most underrated player

Sports Illustrated
Current Ranking: 3
Previous rank: 3
"A week after he couldn't close out the Seahawks, Jimmy Garoppolo overcame a seemingly costly fourth-quarter pick to piece together an eight-play, 65-yard game-winning drive in the final 2:02. Deebo Samuel put together his second strong game in a row with eight receptions for 134 yards." — The MMQB Staff

USA Today
Current Ranking: 5
Previous rank: 3
"Perhaps it's the injuries, but they're slipping in key areas — especially as it relates to running the ball on offense and stopping it on defense." — Nate Davis

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