NFC West Power Rankings: Week One

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Sep 14, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsul waves to fans before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Levi

Football is officially back, and week one was everything a football fan could have dreamed of. It had everything. There were incredible comebacks (how ’bout them Cowboys?). There were dream rookie debuts (Marcus Mariota, anyone?), and not so stellar rookie premiers (Jameis Winston, anyone?). There was the always enthralling double Monday Night Football action. And of course, there were devastating injuries as well, most notably Ravens’ linebacker Terrell Suggs, who tore an achilles for the second time in four years.

The NFC West’s matchups were just as fascinating as the rest of the leagues. The three games were full of shocks, surprises, and moments that simply dropped your jaw as you muttered “wow”.

It’s hard to gauge a team after just a single game under their belts, but this first game can breed a lot of optimism, or a lot of pessimism. By no means is an opening week loss a death knell for a team’s season. On the other hand, a victory in no way guarantees a team of anything, besides not attaining a winless record.

It was difficult to place the three winnings teams in the division, as all were very impressive. But after a week of action, here are how the four NFC West teams stand in Golden Gate Sports’ week one addition of the Power Rankings for the 2015 season.

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