Last Week's Rank: 2
Dropping three spots may be a little harsh for only losing to a top team, but the teams that jumped ahead of the San Francisco 49ers were really impressive in Week 12.
Losing to the Baltimore Ravens isn't what concerns me with this team. Rather, it was the fact Alex Smith got sacked nine times on the night that is concerning.
Now teams have a blueprint on how to beat the 49ers. All they need to be able to do is put constant pressure on Smith. While that may sound easier than it truly is, there are a few teams in the NFC that have that ability, such as the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.
It will be interesting to see how this team responds this week against the St. Louis Rams. If the 49ers dominate, it's all good in San Francisco.
However, if they struggle to win, it could spell trouble.
Last Week's Final Record Prediction: 14-2
This Week's Final Record Prediction: 13-3
While I originally thought San Francisco would lose to the Ravens, the way in which it did makes me believe it will lose one more game before the season is over.