Rams and 49ers finish a bizarre tie game

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Donovan McNabb wants to know where everyone’s going.

The Rams and 49ers just tripped across each other repeatedly in overtime, finishing in a 24-24 tie. It’s the first tie in the NFL since McNabb and the Eagles drew with the Bengals on Nov. 16, 2008.

It was a ridiculous finish to a game that was played on the fringes all day.

Both Greg Zuerlein and David Akers missed field goals in overtime, after a delay of game penalty on the Rams erased a 53-yard winner by Zuerlein.

Of course, Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola nearly ended it on the first play. He was betrayed by one of his teammates, with an illegal formation penalty negating an 80-yard reception which nearly went the distance.

Colin Kaepernick played an efficient game in relief of Alex Smith, but the Rams gained 458 yards on the league’s second-ranked defense.

It was a strange day, and the end was probably appropriate.

68 responses to “Rams and 49ers finish a bizarre tie game

  1. I don’t like the delay game on the FG….I will have to watch it again but it looked like clock reach zero and the snap were way to close to call it.

  2. Neither team really deserved to win, so the outcome was appropriate. At least Kaepernick and Bradford won’t make ridiculous statements about Super Bowls being tied or being unaware of rules, like McScabb.

  3. Crazy crazy game. The bye was not the 9ers’ friend. Good news: Kappy can play. Going to the next matchup in STL in 3 weeks. Should be a thriller.

  4. Well the true winners in this game were the zebras, they were determined to not let the 9ers lose. Add the 49ers to list of teams I hate now.

    -Rams fan (Who never in the least bit hated the 49ers)

  5. I don’t care if your a 9er’s or Ram’s fan..that an amazing game. The Ram’s should have won that game

  6. Don’t forget how they let the clock run during the measurement and the Rams calling timeput that let the Niners get down the field to tie it.

    Bizarre game indeed.

  7. Poorly officiated. Didn’t know the replacement refs were still reffing games. They never had a clue. Refs took that one from the rams in ot. They didn’t call illegal formation whether it was (which it was) they didn’t call it. They called that the eligible receiver failed to report. Not there not being enough guys on the line of scrimmage. Horrible.

  8. Ties, while fairly rare in the NFL, can throw an interesting wrinkle into playoff races. ‘Niner fans shouldn’t be too bummed about the outcome. Could have easily lost and that 1/2 game difference just might be what wins the division for them.

  9. The referees were HORRIBLE with time management. Besides losing over a minute in regulation to an officials measurement, they also missed several seconds in overtime that was the difference between St Louis being able to try one last field goal try. They couldn’t determine if there was a fumble so they wasted time, then they respotted the ball while St Louis was waiting to snap the ball. Where is the accountability with bad reffing. I’m beginning to think the replacements weren’t that bad after all.

  10. Niners had to settle for a FG inside the redzone with 3 seconds remaining. Take away that nice 1:12 game clock gaffe by the officials and there is likely not even OT, but the 49ers D was extremely sloppy and they didn’t deserve the W

  11. Those late…………….flags are poor, delays in setting the ball,the clock.
    A true sign that the old refs r back.

  12. Rams gave Niners all they could handle today. Once again Niners looked ill prepared for their opponent. Hate to say it but Niners were out of sync and out coached…again! Next 2 games will define their season (Bears, Saints).

  13. toadthechoad says: Nov 11, 2012 8:30 PM

    They called that the eligible receiver failed to report.

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    That’s still a penalty. If you are not wearing an eligible number, you have to report and be announced by the ref.

  14. toadthechoad says: Nov 11, 2012 8:30 PM

    Poorly officiated. Didn’t know the replacement refs were still reffing games. They never had a clue. Refs took that one from the rams in ot. They didn’t call illegal formation whether it was (which it was) they didn’t call it. They called that the eligible receiver failed to report. Not there not being enough guys on the line of scrimmage. Horrible.
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    Ummm yes and no… that illegal formation STILL makes Saffold an unreported ineligible tight end on the play.

  15. Not a St. Louis Rams fan, but if I was I would be so pissed at Jeff Fisher for the unbelievable amount of dumb penalties in the game his team was guilty of, especially in OT. A lineman doesn’t report as a tight end and takes away an 80-yard pass? Really? You kick a 53-yard field goal to win the game but YOUR team is called for delay? Really? On the last play of the game before you throw a Hail Mary you get called for a delay again? REALLY?????

    And calling timeout with first and goal from the 3 with 1:12 to go wasn’t a genius move, either. The Rams could ran down the clock and scored, especially if it took two plays to do so.

    That was terrible for a team of “professionals.”

  16. It was a sloppy game officiating wise but none of the calls really cost anyone the game.

    The Amendola 80 yard call back was still a penalty despite it being called incorrectly and the delay of game FG was the correct call. Blame Fisher for not using a TO on that one.

    The Rams only have themselves to blame for not winning that one as stupid penalties killed them.

  17. Fisher has the Rams playing a lot better but he made an idiotic mistake using a timeout before the Pettis TD or at least letting the clock run before doing it. Had 3 timeouts. No need to save that much time.

    For Seattle, odds of catching the Niners aren’t great but the tie was as good as a SF loss, since the Seahawks are 0-3 in division

  18. Refs ripped off Rams.

    They took 2 huge Danny Amendola bombs away with extremely late flags and they also denied the game winning FG. Not to mention the non-touchdown by Kaepernick. He clearly stepped out of bounds. He was so sure the play would be overturned, he was looking at the next play on his wristband and started to walk on the field.

    Home cookin’ all the way today.

  19. goldrush36 says:Nov 11, 2012 8:39 PM

    Niners had to settle for a FG inside the redzone with 3 seconds remaining. Take away that nice 1:12 game clock gaffe by the officials and there is likely not even OT, but the 49ers D was extremely sloppy and they didn’t deserve the W

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    FYI, the game clock gaffe was in the FIRST HALF, it had nothing to do with the end of the 2nd half… get your facts straight before you whine…

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2012 8:56 PM

    Shameful officiating in this game. SF being -900 certainly didn’t hurt… they did everything they could to ensure that SF won it and they STILL couldn’t do it.
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    Hey what happened to the Giants? Don’t see you runnin mouth over there! LOL LOL LOL

  21. Yeah, Kaepernick was clearly out of bounds. I was 100% certain that they would overturn it. And there was no guarantee that they would have gotten 6 after that, either.

  22. goldrush is a SF fan, bsizzle… you 49er fans are so defensive that you can’t even recognize each other. Just like your coach.

    And the ball spotting, standing over the ball, letting the clock run, and then moving the ball back for absolutely no reason, and running more time off the clock definitely killed any chance for the Rams to get into FG range.

  23. mahimike says: Nov 11, 2012 9:00 PM

    Refs ripped off Rams.

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    Not to say the officiating was great, but blaming the refs for a loss is unacceptable. Especially since the penalties on the Amedola plays were correct. Doesn’t matter how late they were called. Your team outplayed the Niners for the most part, but also made the critical mistakes. As I said earlier, the outcome was appropriate since NEITHER team truly deserved to win.

  24. sixjak says: Nov 11, 2012 8:26 PM

    Crazy crazy game. The bye was not the 9ers’ friend. Good news: Kappy can play. Going to the next matchup in STL in 3 weeks. Should be a thriller.
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    Playing against a tired defense. A fresh one will kill him.

  25. Mr. Wright

    DUDE, I’m definitely not a 49ers fan… lol I hate them!!! I was laughing my Arse off when Akers missed the FG!!!

    My team is on the east coast, nitwit…

  26. Wow, the number of Rams fans thinking that their team got screwed by the refs is ridiculous. What about the 72 seconds that were taken off the clock?

    The fact that the flags on the two Amendola plays were late doesn’t mean they weren’t actually penalties.

    The Rams gave this one up… And so did Akers for my 49ers.

    Lesson should be learned to not have these mistakes.

    All of that apart, Jeff Fisher, you are a welcome addition to this division. Getting the Rams competitive again is a great thing and now I have to have a heart attack against the Hawks and Rams.

    The Cardinals need someone knew. Whizenhunt doesn’t know how to choose a QB. I’m really hoping Chip Kelly chooses ARZ next year.

  27. goldrush36 says: Nov 11, 2012 9:09 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 11, 2012 8:56 PM

    Shameful officiating in this game. SF being -900 certainly didn’t hurt… they did everything they could to ensure that SF won it and they STILL couldn’t do it.
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    Hey what happened to the Giants? Don’t see you runnin mouth over there! LOL LOL LOL
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    We got destroyed, manhandled in every facet of the game. And they beat us, we didn’t beat ourselves… you know, like SF claims they do every time they lose.

    LOL LOL LOL /sarcasm.

  28. The 49ers should be thrilled with a tie, they played poorly. Akers is starting to scare me and you would think you might want to watch out for the punter faking then passing THE SECOND TIME he burned you! Rams outplayed and out coached SF. Ugh!!!

  29. This game was like watching a really bad movie. You just can’t stop watching because you can’t believe it can get any worse! I was both repulsed and fascinated. 49ers will still easily win the division but that “tie” could really hurt when it comes to home field advantage. Rams’ game can best be described as a series of epic blunders. Game looked like disinterested seniors against motivated freshmen.

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Nov 11, 2012 9:17 PM
    sixjak says: Nov 11, 2012 8:26 PM

    Crazy crazy game. The bye was not the 9ers’ friend. Good news: Kappy can play. Going to the next matchup in STL in 3 weeks. Should be a thriller.
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    Playing against a tired defense. A fresh one will kill him.

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    I guess if he’s playing against a fresh defense he too will have a fresh offense and will have had more practice time during the week to prepare as well. Your point is irrelevant.

  31. It is amusing to come on here and read comments from fans of neither of these teams. Let us educate them. Division always plays tough. I actually expected a tough game. I did not foresee the sloppy play by the 9ers Defense though.

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