NFL Power Rankings: Falcons, Packers drop in Week 9

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Nov 1, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) watches play on the sidelines during the second half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports


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Well, there you have it. Colin Kaepernick has lost his starting gig in San Francisco. From the Super Bowl to Blaine Gabbert’s backup in such a short space of time. Where do the 49ers go from here?

Defensively, they haven’t been good, but the unit has played about as well as it could do with all of the personnel changes and the fact the offense can’t stay on the field. Offensively, it’s been a complete mess.

Kaepernick has been figured out. If you take away his rushing ability and make him a passer, he struggles. The Rams did this last week. Kaepernick was limited to just six rushes for 28 yards and was forced to throw 41 times. He completed just 20 of those for 162 yards. It can’t get any worse.

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