Week 14 NFL Power Rankings

Randall Cobb

17. San Francisco 49ers (LW: 14)

While the numbers will say otherwise, the 49ers’ home loss on Thanksgiving Night against the Seahawks should spell the end of any San Francisco playoff push. Now at 7-5, trailing both the Cardinals and Seahawks in the standings and tiebreakers, the 49ers will likely need to win out to grab the division crown. Assuming the NFC West is now out of reach, San Francisco at least has a win against the Cowboys, against whom they may be battling for the final Wild Card spot. It is worth noting, however, that the 49ers’ last two wins came in a miracle against the Saints and a four-point home victory against the terrible Redskins. Quite frankly, the 49ers don’t look good enough to pull off the improbable NFC playoff push.

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