The San Francisco bounced back in Week 11 overcoming an early 16-point deficit in their divisional matchup against the Arizona Cardinals to win 36-26.
As the team shifts their focus to a "Sunday Night Football" matchup against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12, here's where members of the media have placed the 49ers in this week's power rankings:
Dan Hanzus, NFL.com: 1 (Last Week: 1)
"Call it a gut-check win for a banged-up 49ers team that refused to fold against the fast-improving Cardinals. The Niners faced a 16-0 deficit midway through the second quarter and a three-point deficit in the final minutes of the game. In both cases, the NFC West leaders answered. This game could have been remembered for a fourth-quarter Jimmy Garoppolo interception that put the Cardinals in great position for the upset, but instead, coordinator Robert Saleh's defense forced a quick three-and-out, and Garoppolo redeemed himself with a scoring march capped by a blitz-beating touchdown pass to Jeff Wilson Jr. to take the lead for good. Garoppolo wasn't perfect, but he tied a career high with four TDs and again looked like a quarterback who won't blink in the big moment. That trait should be especially useful come January. Next week's Sunday night showdown with the Packers has Game of the Year potential."
NFL Staff, Bleacher Report: 2 (Last Week: 1)
"For a time Sunday, it appeared that the San Francisco 49ers might be falling prey to a hangover after losing their first game of the season last Monday night. San Francisco couldn't get its running game going against the Arizona Cardinals and fell behind 16-0. But the hallmark of a good team is figuring out how to win when you aren't playing your best. And thanks to a 424-yard passing day from Jimmy Garoppolo, a big game from rookie receiver Deebo Samuel (eight catches, 134 yards) and an opportunistic defense, the Niners did just that.
Now things get interesting.
San Francisco's about to embark on a brutal stretch of games. The Packers will come calling in Week 12 in prime time, which will be followed by trips to Baltimore and New Orleans.
Hanging on to this spot in the power rankings will take everything the Niners have."
NFL Nation Staff, ESPN.com: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"The diminutive K'Waun Williams is a favorite in the Niners locker room for playing much bigger than his 5-foot-9, 185-pound frame would suggest. Williams is one of just three defensive backs with at least one sack, two forced fumbles and two interceptions through the first 11 weeks. 'We call him the Shark for a reason, because he's just out there tearing everything up in sight,' Niners linebacker Fred Warner said. 'He kind of is the whole package and an outstanding player for sure.'"
Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"The 49ers moving down a spot has more to do with the Ravens Week 11 domination than anything the 49ers did wrong. You don't want to struggle against the Cardinals at home, but it happens. The 49ers got the close win when a loss would have been damaging, and that's what matters most."
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"The 49ers came out a little gassed after playing 70 minutes of football during their first defeat Monday night, but despite all their small lapses and bigger mistakes, they fought to overcome them and knock off the Cardinals while dealing with more key injuries. Now they need to rev up for the Packers, Ravens and Saints in their next three games."
The MMQB Staff, Sports Illustrated: 3 (Last Week: 3)
"A week after he couldn't close out the Seahawks, Jimmy Garoppolo overcame a seemingly costly fourth-quarter pick to piece together an eight-play, 65-yard game-winning drive in the final 2:02. Deebo Samuel put together his second strong game in a row with eight receptions for 134 yards."
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: 3 (Last Week: 3)
"The defense had some issues against the Cardinals, which is concerning. It has to be better as the schedule gets tougher, starting this week against the Packers"
Lindsay Jones, The Athletic: 4 (Last Week: 4)
"We just looked at the 49ers' upcoming schedule. Gulp. Good thing they head into a brutal three-game stretch against Green Bay, Baltimore and New Orleans off a comeback win against Arizona instead of a two-game losing streak. Your must-read column off the win is from Tim Kawakami, who did the math that 'Good Garoppolo + Reckless Garoppolo + Gutsy Garoppolo = 49ers victory.' Get ready to hold on for a thrilling ride as these next few games come up, starting with a primetime game against the Packers next Sunday."
Nate Davis, USA Today Sports: 5 (Last Week: 3)
"Perhaps it's the injuries, but they're slipping in key areas — especially as it relates to running the ball on offense and stopping it on defense."