(SAN FRANCISCO) — A game between NFC West rivals the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers ended in a tie on Sunday afternoon, making it the first tie game the NFL has seen in four years.
Tied at 24 heading into overtime, both teams missed chances to come away with the victory. First, Rams rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 53-yard field goal, but the team was hit with a 5 yard delay of penalty. Zuerlein tried again from 58-yards but missed it wide right.
49ers kicker David Akers missed a 41-yard field goal try in overtime after making a 33-yarder with three seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 24.
The Rams (3-5-1) led for most of the game before 49ers running back Frank Gore scored on a 20-yard touchdown run to give San Francisco (6-2-1) a 21-17 lead.
Sam Bradford hit receiver Austin Pettis with a two-yard score with 1:09 remaining to take the lead before Akers tied it and sent the game to overtime.
49ers quarterback Alex Smith left the game with a concussion in the first-half. He was hit on the back of the neck by 49ers lineback Jo-Lonn Dunbar, but was able to stay in the game for a few more plays. He completed five straight passes including a touchdown to receiver Michael Crabtree.
Smith was replaced by backup Colin Kaepernick, who rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire