Playing without concussed starter Alex Smith, the 49ers came back to force overtime with the Rams.
Backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t do much besides run, but he moved his team into position for a game-tying David Akers field goal with :03 left in regulation.
The Rams had taken the lead back when Sam Bradford his Austin Pettis with a 2-yard touchdown pass with 1:09 left, a drive helped along by a fake punt, to take a 24-21 lead.
The Rams’ 14-7 halftime lead dissipated when Kapernick led a fits-and-starts drive which included a pair of fumbles, but ended with a 7-yard touchdown run.
Then when the Rams fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Frank Gore struck with a 20-yard touchdown run on the next play to give the 49ers a 21-17 lead.