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Morning Report: 49ers Make Their Way to the Top of the NFL Rankings

Good Morning Faithful,

Here are your top 49ers storylines for Wednesday, October 4th.

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NFL Power Rankings: 49ers Back on Top Following #AZvsSF

The San Francisco 49ers are one of two undefeated teams left in the NFL after the Miami Dolphins were handed their first loss of the year by the Buffalo Bills in Week 4. What sets the 49ers apart, and what's placed them at the top of the NFL weekly power rankings once again, is the dominant fashion in which they've won all four of their games in 2023. For the first time in franchise history, the 49ers have scored 30-or-more points in each of their first four games of the year, and defensively, the unit is holding opponents to an average of 14.5 points per game.

Christian McCaffrey Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey has done it again. For the second time this season, the dual-threat running back has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors following his four-touchdown performance against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4. McCaffrey's effectiveness in the red zone, along with near perfect quarterback play from Brock Purdy and a career day from wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, powered the 49ers to a 35-16 victory in Week 4 and improved the team's record to 4-0 for the first time since 2019.

Off the Field: Kittle, Hufanga, Mitchell and Ward Take WWE Monday Night Raw

With WWE in The Bay for Monday Night Raw, a few San Francisco 49ers stars stopped by the SAP Center to get in on the action.

One of the NFL's biggest WWE fans, tight end George Kittle, sat in the first row alongside his teammates Talanoa Hufanga, Elijah Mitchell and Charvarius Ward.

49ers Players Learn About Justice With 2nd Grade Students 📚

Seven San Francisco 49ers players recently teamed up with 53 second-grade students from Piedmont Elementary School to explore the important topics of diversity and justice.

The event, held at Levi's® Stadium's community classroom, aimed to celebrate individuality and promote inclusivity among the young minds. The students started their day at the 49ers Museum to view The Long Game exhibit, where they learned about Bay Area sports icons who have elevated social justice into mainstream conversation. Once the group made it to the classroom, students collaborated with 49ers players to learn about the importance of diversity and better understand justice.

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The 49ers hosted second grade students from the Oakland Unified School District to read "Just Ask: Be Brave, Be Different, Be You" by Sonia Sotomayor with Arik Armstead, Austin Bryant and T.Y. McGill.

DL Nick Bosa, DL Javon Kinlaw, TE George Kittle and more 49ers players joined a 49ers EDU lesson where they worked with second-grade students on an arts and crafts project about diversity and justice.

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw celebrates his birthday on October 3.

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