Rams, 49ers blow shots to break tie
SAN FRANCISCO — Two typically reliable kickers missed. Penalties doomed both sides. And a furious, thrilling finish to regulation ended with a dud in overtime: a tie.
San Francisco and St. Louis played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both teams missed overtime field goals.
"I don't think I've ever been in a game like this," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "…We had a number of chances to put the game away. And, unfortunately, we didn't."
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yarder, but the Rams were penalized 5 yards for delay of game — which holder Johnny Hekker said was his fault. Zuerlein tried again from 58 and missed wide right with 2:42 left in OT.
San Francisco's David Akers missed wide left on a 41-yard try that could have sealed it earlier. His 33-yarder with 3 seconds left in regulation forced OT after Rams QB Sam Bradford threw a 2-yard touchdown to Austin Pettis with 1:09 remaining.