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Experts Move 49ers up in Week 7 NFL Power Rankings

A Week 6 victory over the Baltimore Ravens prompted news outlets across the web to bump up the San Francisco 49ers in their power rankings.

Many of the writers commented on Colin Kaepernick's recent play, as the quarterback has thrown for 635 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two games.

The 49ers will look to continue their momentum when they host the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night in an NFC West showdown.

Here's where San Francisco stands entering the crucial matchup between the 2-4 teams.

ESPN – 19th

Previous ranking: 25th

ESPN Stats & Info: "Since losing 17-3 to the Packers, the 49ers have averaged 26 points per game and committed zero turnovers. They're 1-1 in those games, but at least the offense has improved." – 23rd

Previous ranking: 29th

Elliot Harrison: "Direct some of your football love toward Colin Kaepernick, who threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers' win over the Ravens. Two weeks since calmly telling reporters he doesn't walk into the team facility worried about job security, Kap has provided back-to-back strong outings. That, my friends, is called walking the walk. Of import: two deep balls uncorked by No. 7. The first, a 76-yard scoring strike to Torrey Smith. That sucker was a beaut. And then the running heave to Anquan Boldin -- which set up Quinton Patton's fourth-quarter touchdown -- was both lovely and the play of the game."

USA TODAY – 20th

Previous ranking: 30th

Lorenzo Reyes: "Is Colin Kaepernick turning a corner? He hadn't had consecutive games with 100-plus passer rating since the end of 2013."

Fox Sports – 18th

Previous ranking: 24th


Dan Schneier:]( "When Colin Kaepernick has time in the pocket, he is delivering the ball accurately and with zip, while working in several different skill position players. The 49ers still need to find a way to stop the pass on defense."

CBS Sports – 22nd

Previous ranking: 28th

Pete Prisco: "If Colin Kaepernick can play like he did against the Ravens, they can be a .500 team. They have a short week with a game against division rival Seattle Thursday night."

Newsday – 19th

Previous ranking: 25th

Bob Glauber: "After a much-improved performance in a losing effort against the Giants the week before, the Niners put it all together against the Ravens and got back into the NFC West race."

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