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NFL: RANK ‘EM UP

By Marc Lawrence — In this week’s NFL.com Power rankings, a bushel-full of superstars have exited the picture. To the point that last week’s No. 5 ranked team, San Francisco, falls to No. 14 this week. This is what they had to say about the 49ers: An all-time Pyrrhic victory for the 49ers. Nick Bosa. Solomon Thomas. Jimmy Garoppolo. Raheem Mostert. Key players essential to the team’s chances of a Super Bowl return, all knocked out of Sunday’s victory over the Jets before halftime. Crushingly, Bosa and Thomas were both diagnosed with torn ACLs. Garoppolo (high ankle sprain) and Mostert (sprained MCL) have unclear timetables. This on a team already without George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and others. Playing in a loaded NFC West, it’s hard to see how the 49ers can stay afloat with this level of attrition. If they do, Kyle Shanahan can start clearing room for his Coach of the Year award right now. To see where each team ranks and there updated status click here.
Todays’ NFL 2-Minute Handicap
Raiders: 0-4-1 $ vs AFC East … 49ers: 1-7 $ Game Three … Vikings: 5-1 $ vs Tennessee … Browns: 1-6 $ after Thursday … Bengals: 10-0 $ vs Eagles … Chargers: 1-7 $ vs AFC South … Broncos: 6-0 $ non-div HDs … see more here.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: The LA Rams may be traveling West to East for the second straight week but they are 9-0 ATS as non-conference road dogs of 7 or fewer points. In addition, Rams head coach Sean McVay is 19-7 SU and 17-9 ATS away, including 6-1 ATS as a road dog.
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