NFC West Power Rankings after Week 1

The Rams surprised us in Week 1, but just how good is this team?
Los Angeles Rams, Matthew Stafford
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1. San Francisco 49ers

Finally, we come to a Super Bowl favorite and a team that you could argue came away with the most dominating win in Week 1. The San Francisco 49ers took it to the Pittsburgh Steelers, winning 30-7. Brock Purdy played about as well as you could, going 19-for-29 for 220 yards, two touchdown passes and zero interceptions. For perspective, he finished with a QBR of 91.3, which was the highest of all quarterbacks through Sunday night.

Christian McCaffrey did Christian McCaffrey things, rushing 22 times for 152 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Aiyuk was the star of the passing game, catching eight passes for 129 yards and two scores.

Offensively, you couldn't ask for much more than what the 49ers did to Pittsburgh. On defense, you could pretty much say the same thing. San Francisco held Pittsburgh to 239 yards of total offense, sacking Kenny Pickett five times and picking him off twice. For all of the offseason hype around Pittsburgh, they sure failed to live up to even a fraction of it.

The 49ers did pretty much what you would expect from a Super Bowl favorite, dominating every aspect of this game. Now, they get to take on these Rams in Week 2 in a game where we'll see just how good L.A. really is.