4:25 PM ET, November 11, 2012
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two typically reliable kickers missed. Penalties doomed both sides. And a furious, thrilling finish to regulation ended with a dramatic dud in overtime: a tie.And nobody particularly likes a tie. Especially not the NFC West-leading 49ers, with a chance to separate themselves against a division rival. Or the Rams, eager to snap a three-game losing streak.San Francisco and St. Louis played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both teams missed overtime field goals in Sunday's 24-24 outcome."I have to say, I've been doing this a while. I don't think I've ever been in a game like this," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "As I told our guys, we had a number of chances to put the game away. And, unfortunately, we didn't."
Rams LT Wayne Hunter played after missing two games with a back injury. ... Fans spelled out "THANK YOU VETERANS" in the stands with shiny red, white and blue cards after the first quarter. A special military coin also was used for the pregame toss on Veterans Day.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||5.3|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||09:38||Brian Quick 36 Yd Pass From Sam Bradford (Greg Zuerlein Kick)||7||0|
|TD||01:47||Steven Jackson 7 Yd Run (Greg Zuerlein Kick)||14||0|
|TD||08:13||Michael Crabtree 14 Yd Pass From Alex Smith (David Akers Kick)||14||7|
|FG||00:18||Greg Zuerlein 27 Yd||17||7|
|TD||08:40||Colin Kaepernick 7 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||17||14|
|TD||08:23||Frank Gore 20 Yd Run (David Akers Kick)||17||21|
|TD||01:09||Austin Pettis 2 Yd Pass From Sam Bradford (Greg Zuerlein Kick)||24||21|
|FG||00:03||David Akers 33 Yd||24||24|
Colin Kaepernick has displayed a strong arm early in his career, completing 9-of-13 (69.2 percent) passes traveling more than 10 yards downfield for 169 yards and nine first downs without an interception. The league average completion percentage since he joined the league on such throws is 47.5 percent.
Colin Kaepernick struggled to move the 49ers offense on his first three drives of the game, as they ran 13 plays for 42 yards, including four rushes for 14 yards. The 49ers found more success as they re-committed to the running game on their final five drives, rushing 13 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns.[+]
49ers Offense With Colin Kaepernick at QB, Sunday vs Rams
Sam Bradford was 11-for-12 targeting Danny Amendola on Sunday for 102 yards and seven first downs, the second time this season Amendola has reached 100 receiving yards. Bradford has a better completion percentage to Amendola than any other wide receiver in his career. Amendola has 26 first downs this season and a 44.1 first down percentage on his targets, while the rest of the Rams have 66 first downs on 192 targets (34.4 percent).
This 93-yard drive is the longest TD drive allowed by the 49ers since Week 15 of 2009 vs the Eagles (94 yards). It is the longest TD drive by the Rams since Week 15 of 2008 vs the Seahawks (97 yards).
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