The San Francisco 49ers have moved on from a 27-19 win over the Detroit Lions to prepare for another NFC North opponent, the Minnesota Vikings.
After two wins over 2011 playoff teams to start the year, the 49ers are one of six undefeated teams left in the NFL. San Francisco (2-0) sits atop the NFC West along with the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.
The 49ers, however, stand alone in other rankings, most notably NFL power rankings posted from various sports websites. ESPN and NFL.com both have the 49ers as the No. 1 team in the NFL through two weeks.
ESPN’s Sports Nation also lets you rank the NFL teams all yourself.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com looks at the future roles for veterans on the 49ers offense. Maiooco: “Brandon Jacobs and Ted Ginn have not played in the 49ers’ first two games of the season. And Randy Moss has played fewer than one-third of the team’s offensive snaps. That could change in future weeks, and coach Jim Harbaugh likes the mystery to build.”
Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee looks at the extraordinary people who’ve spoken to the 49ers in the Jim Harbaugh era. Barrows: “Jim Harbaugh has invited colonels and generals andNavy SEALs to talk in front of his team. He had actors Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn on the sideline during Sunday’s game and in the locker room afterward. But two of the figures he’d really like to have on the premises are Willie Mays and Muhammad Ali.”
Barrows also offers his game film evaluation form the 49ers-Lions game. Barrows on Joe Staley: “The 49ers left tackle bounced back with a vengeance against the Lions. Staley got into the second level of the Lions defense all game long and he was one of several linemen with big blocks on Frank Gore’s standing up one-yard touchdown run.”
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Tags: Brandon Jacobs, Jim Harbaugh, Joe Staley, Randy Moss, Tarell Brown, Ted Ginn Jr.
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