Rams barely avoid tying 49ers again
ST. LOUIS — No way the Rams wanted another tie.
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime to lift the Rams past the 49ers, avoiding a second tie in three weeks against the NFC West leaders.
The rookie's winning kick came after he sent the game into overtime with a 53-yard field goal as time expired in regulation.
"It's gratifying," defensive end Chris Long said. "I feel for everybody who's come here and really put in the work and bought into what coach (Jeff) Fisher's doing."
St. Louis got its lone touchdown when rookie Janoris Jenkins returned an errant pitchout by Colin Kaepernick 2 yards for a score. Kaepernick also gave up a safety in the third quarter that cut the 49ers' lead to 10-2 when he was penalized for intentional grounding in the end zone.
But 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh indicated he'd stick with Kaepernick next week instead of turning back to Alex Smith.