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Safety puts Rams on the board

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick looks for a pass during the first half of their NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis Reuters

One of the reasons to eschew the field goal and go for the touchdown on fourth and goal from the one is that the failure to convert gives the opposing the team ball deep in their own end.

That’s what happened in St. Louis, with a goal line stand from the 49ers resulting in a Rams safety.

The curious aspect is that it came after the Niners had moved the ball from the shadow of their end zone to the 17.  But when quarterback Colin Kaepernick dropped back to the five and then retreated to the end zone while being chased by a Rams defender and Kaepernick then threw the ball away, it resulted in a safety for the Rams.

That made the score 7-2.  The better news is that it makes it a little harder for the game between the two teams to be tied at the end of regulation, again.

 

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6 Responses to “Safety puts Rams on the board”
  1. rams1999 says: Dec 2, 2012 3:06 PM

    The last 3 weeks i thought to myself ‘Am i the only one who things Caepernick is Overrated?’ I now know for a fact he is

  2. nedfrog says: Dec 2, 2012 3:14 PM

    You might want to note in the story that according to NFL rules, the safety call was in fact incorrect. Bad call by referees put points on the board directly. Not good.

  3. folkcrusader says: Dec 2, 2012 3:15 PM

    So he ran back 17 yards, and then he grounded it? Yeah, that’s gonna get you in the SB.

  4. joe2jerry says: Dec 2, 2012 3:15 PM

    It wasn’t a safety according to perriah. What’s new, we do we get the real refs back???

  5. 4t9er says: Dec 2, 2012 3:23 PM

    This Ram defense is really good when they put their mind to it.

  6. uncletuna says: Dec 2, 2012 6:52 PM

    And yet again we had overtime, funny how the written word can come back to me you feel foolish…

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