NFL Power Rankings, Week 14: Eagles look to keep NFC East race interesting

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30. San Francisco 49ers

The 2018 season seemed to be quickly over for the San Francisco 49ers once Jimmy Garoppolo was lost for the year due to a torn ACL, but what took place on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks was embarrassing to watch. Without question, this game was well over by halftime for the 49ers when seeing how they were trailing the Seahawks 20-3, but at least Dante Pettis has been making a name for himself.

Expectations were high for Pettis entering his rookie season after San Francisco decided to use a second rounder on the rookie back in April, and there’s no question Sunday was his best performance of his young career, even if the team ended up losing. One week after catching four passes for 77 yards with a score, Pettis had his best game of 2018 in the loss to the Seahawks by hauling in five catches for 129 yards to go along with two trips into the end zone.

With a few more games like this, Pettis will make a stronger case about being a more reliable option for his sophomore campaign in 2019 after having a year of experience under his belt. And if Garoppolos is healthy enough to return to his normal ways, this will only benefit Pettis and the 49ers even more.