NFL Power Rankings: Top Ten After Week Four

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Sep 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at the Edward Jones Dome. San Francisco defeated St. Louis 35-11. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

10. San Francisco (2-2):

Welcome back 49ers, it’s good to see you back from the brink of implosion. The 49ers took care of business against a very game Rams team, and helped to quiet some of the skeptics, or “haters” as Colin Kaepernick would refer to them as. The offense started getting back on track, and who was the catalyst? Frank Gore. This man should be carrying the ball 20 times a game, even at the advanced age he’s at. He’s the key to that offense running well, and is also huge to opening up things to Kaepernick. Speaking of Kaepernick, he had a nice bounce back game, throwing for two touchdowns, finding Anquan Boldin for the first time in a long time. Kaepernick has never lacked confidence, but the last few games had really messed with his state of mind, but Thursday night’s blowout has to help him regain some of that “swagger” if you will that he had against the Packers. The defense looked a lot like their normal selves, not giving anything easy to Bradford and the Ram’s running game. While it’s not nearly perfect yet, this is what we expected to see from the 49ers the entire season. This is still a potential Super Bowl team in my opinion, this success just needs to continue for the entire team’s confidence.