The San Francisco 49ers are off to their best start since 1990. The team currently sits at 6-0 following the 9-0 victory over the Washington Redskins. Members of various media outlets continue to take notice of the team's rise.
Here's where San Francisco stands entering Week 8:
The MMQB Staff, Sports Illustrated: 2 (Last Week: 2)
"Tough to find takeaways from a professional football game played on a mud pit, but the defense dug in and locked up an admittedly pathetic Redskins O, avoiding what would have been a classic trap game loss."
Pete Prisco, CBS Sports: 2 (Last Week: 2)
"That defense continues to dominate, which is why they are 6-0."
Dan Hanzus, NFL.com: 3 (Last Week: 3)
"It will be one of the most indelible images of this 49ers season: Nick Bosa, clinching another win for the 49ers with a sack, then kicking off a celebration with a FedEx Field Slip 'N Slide. The fast and loose 49ers are 6-0 for the first time since 1990 and have now held opponents scoreless over their last 18 possessions. The driving rain and wind gusts made this an impossible setup for Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners offense to make a significant impact, so the defense handled most of the business. The biggest play on Sunday was made by linebacker Kwon Alexander, who ended Washington's last real scoring threat by stripping Adrian Peterson of the football for a turnover. Robbie Gould was the hero on offense, kicking three short field goals to account for all the scoring. This was a game where no style points were necessary."
View postgame photos of 49ers players, coaches and staff following the team's Week 7 victory in Washington.
NFL Nation Staff, ESPN: 3 (Last Week: 3)
"The shorter-term goal for the division-leading Niners should be winning the division, and if that happens, all doors are open. But when you're undefeated through six games, everything should be on the table, including a trip to the Super Bowl. Obviously, the Niners still have plenty to prove, and the schedule will get tougher in the coming weeks, but with a dominant defense and the forthcoming return of some key injured starters, there's still room for this team to get markedly better, which makes them a legitimate NFC contender."
NFL Staff, Bleacher Report: 3 (Last Week: 3)
"The San Francisco 49ers didn't exactly pile up the style points in their Week 7 win over the Washington Redskins. That can be forgiven, though—given that the teams were playing in a typhoon. In weather conditions that can best be described as, um, moist, the San Francisco defense was once again outstanding Sunday. The 49ers allowed just 154 yards of total offense and held Case Keenum under 100 passing yards. That marks the third straight game in which the Niners have held their opponent under 200 yards of total offense and 100 net passing yards. Over that three-week span, the 49ers have given up a grand total of 10 points."
Lindsay Jones, The Athletic: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"For the 49ers on Sunday, it was about survival, not style points. The Niners escaped Washington with a 9-0 win on one of the sloppiest days in recent memory, and rather than focusing on the ugly offensive film, we're going to enjoy rewatching all of the defensive linemen celebrating with muddy belly flops instead."
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"The 49ers slip a little after wet conditions in Washington made for a sloppy battle of attrition. They didn't add any offensive style points, but given their rash of injuries and the long road trip to bad weather, the win was impressive in its own right. They still pitched a shutout in Kyle Shanahan's revenge game."
Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports: 3 (Last Week: 2)
"The undefeated 49ers have been very good and deserving of the praise they've received during their winning streak. They're no fluke. I'd think the 49ers will be players around the trade deadline. There are at least a few receivers that could be available, and the 49ers could use one to get their passing game going." - Update the 49ers have acquired wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders from the Denver Broncos on Tuesday.