Rams, 49ers play to 24-24 tie

Rams, 49ers play to 24-24 tie
November 11, 2012, 8:23 pm
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both team's kickers missed overtime field goals Sunday.

Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yarder, but the Rams were penalized 5 yards for delay of game. He tried again from 58 as coach Jeff Fisher played for the win, and missed wide right with 2:42 left in OT.

San Francisco's David Akers missed wide left on a 41-yard attempt that could have sealed it for the NFC West-leading 49ers (6-2-1), who lost quarterback Alex Smith to a first-half concussion.

On the first play of OT, Sam Bradford completed an 80-yard pass to Danny Amendola that took St. Louis (3-5-1) to the 2, but the play was called back for an illegal formation penalty. Some 49ers fans got up to leave, then returned to their seats.


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