NFC West Power Rankings: Week Four

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4 – San Francisco 49ers, 1-3 (Last Week: 4)

October 4, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Mike Neal (96) celebrates after sacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) during the fourth quarter at Levi

The good news for the 49ers: the defense surrendered only 17 points to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The bad news for the 49ers: the offense mustered only a field goal.

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The defense was better for the 49ers than in the past two weeks. After getting shellacked by both the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, giving up 90 combined points in the process, the 49ers’ defense held the Packers to 17 points, and gavethe team a chance to win. Aaron Lynch was a big bright spot, and he was all over the place, and tallied a pair of sacks.

Unfortunately, the Packers held the ball for over 36 minutes, while the 49ers had it for under 24 minutes. And they could do very little with the ball in those 24 minutes. The offensive line continues to be a big, steaming pile, and are giving Colin Kaepernick absolutely no time in the pocket. The offense scored three points, gained just eight first downs, and allowed six sacks, which is their worst offensive performance since 1964.

Besides Kaepernick, there was no run game to speak of. Kaepernick ran 10 times for 57 yards. Carlos Hyde received eight carries, and gained 20 yards. Reggie Bush, in his return from an injury, got one carry, and gained nothing. In total, the 49ers’ offense gained under 200 yards of total offense.

For three weeks now, the 49ers have looked entirely overmatched, and things don’t look to be getting better any time soon. Buckle your seat belts, this will be a long, bumpy ride.

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