Kevin Dickens and his NFC Power Rankings: Week 8 edition

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Frank Gore

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2. San Francisco 49ers (5-2) Last week: 2

The 49ers started a very lengthy road trip with a shoving around of Tennessee this past Sunday. With the 31-17 spoiling of Jake Locker‘s return, they improved to 5-2 on the year. Kaepernick still looks to be struggling as he has thrown for under 200 yards five out of the last six games. Frank Gore has picked up the slack providing the team with a punishing running game in place of its passing woes. Expect San Fran to keep pace with Seattle in the NFC West with a London shellacking of Jacksonville this upcoming Sunday.