Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

22. San Francisco 49ers (LW: 21)

San Francisco is about to enter a massive transition, no matter how the team finishes its season. With head coach Jim Harbaugh coaching one of his final two games for the 49ers, the team looked poised to give one final boost to the résumé with an impressive home win against the Chargers. Only to blow it. Being unable to hold onto a three-touchdown lead is a microcosm of the 49ers’ inability to ever gain and sustain momentum this year. Maybe the complete changeover will bring a solution.

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