4:15 PM ET, November 14, 2010
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Niners knock off Rams in OT as Troy Smith explodes for 356 yards passing
SAN FRANCISCO -- After getting back into the NFC West race with two gutsy performances by their new starting quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers think they've finally found the right Smith for the job.Joe Nedney kicked a 29-yard field goal with 9:38 left in overtime, and Troy Smith passed for 356 yards while leading two late scoring drives in the 49ers' 23-20 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
• San Francisco has won five straight against St. Louis.
• The Rams fell to 0-4 on the road this season and have alternated wins and losses over their last six games.
• The 49ers have won three straight home games and three of their last four overall.
• With a career-best 356 passing yards, San Francisco's Troy Smith became the first 49ers quarterback to have a 350-yard passing day since Tim Rattay's 417-yard performance in a 2004 game against Arizona.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Staley was on crutches after the game. He broke his left fibula. ... A first-quarter penalty also erased a long interception return by San Francisco CB Nate Clements. ... St. Louis also lost LT Rodger Saffold to an ankle injury in the first half, but Spagnuolo didn't think the injury would be a long-term problem.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||7.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||2-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||9:40||Josh Brown 42 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 54 yds, 5:25
|TD||3:21||Frank Gore 1 Yard Run (Joe Nedney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 66 yds, 1:39
|FG||12:08||Joe Nedney 26 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yds, 2:57
|TD||9:12||Danny Amendola 5 Yard Pass From Sam Bradford (Josh Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 67 yds, 2:56
|TD||2:54||Steven Jackson 13 Yard Run (Josh Brown Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 64 yds, 3:22
|FG||9:07||Joe Nedney 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 44 yds, 2:45
|TD||2:17||Michael Crabtree 16 Yard Pass From Troy Smith (Joe Nedney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 76 yds, 2:02
|FG||0:03||Josh Brown 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 70 yds, 2:10
|FG||9:43||Joe Nedney 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 55 yds, 3:18