Another 49ers loss led to another drop in the NFL Wire power rankings. Last week their quarterback situation meant a one spot drop from 11 to 12. This time with Jimmy Garoppolo under center for a 43-17 blowout against the Dolphins, they plummeted eight spots to No. 20 and are looking up at seven other NFC teams, including all four in their division.
Here’s where things get dicey though. Of the 49ers’ 11 remaining games, only two — the Washington Football Team and Dallas Cowboys — are behind San Francisco in the power rankings. Of the other nine, six are against teams in the top 10.
This isn’t a typical hangover from a run to the Super Bowl though. This version of the 49ers is not the same team that lambasted the Packers in the NFC championship just nine months ago.