National Football League

         === Niners and Rams play to first tie in nearly four years ===
 San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Two normally trustworthy kickers misfired
 and the end result was the NFL's first tie in nearly four years.
 David  Akers  and Greg  Zuerlein both  missed field goals  in overtime and the
 San Francisco 49ers  and the St. Louis Rams played to a 24-24 tie.
 It  was the  NFL's first tie since  Nov. 16, 2008 when the Philadelphia Eagles
 and Cincinnati Bengals finished their contest knotted at 13-13.
 Akers,  who sent  the game into overtime  with a 33-yard field goal with three
 seconds  remaining in  regulation, sailed his kick wide left from 41 yards out
 midway through the extra session.
 Zuerlein  initially nailed a 53-yard attempt on St. Louis' ensuing series, but
 a  delay of game penalty was called. The rookie kicker, who split the uprights
 from 60 yards away earlier in the year, missed to the right from 58 yards out.
 Alex  Smith was 7-of-8 for 72 yards and a touchdown before exiting the contest
 with a concussion.
 "He had blurred vision," 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said of Smith.
 Smith  suffered the  concussion late  in the  first quarter  on a  quarterback
 scramble.  As he  began to  slide, he  turned his  back to  linebacker Jo-Lonn
 Dunbar,  who  hit  Smith around  the  neck  area.  Smith  stayed in  the  game
 temporarily before leaving in the second quarter.
 Colin  Kaepernick  came on and threw  for 117 yards on 11-of-17 efficiency and
 added  66 yards on the ground for San Francisco (6-2-1), which had won four of
 its previous five games coming in.
 "The  way  I feel it was  a good football game,  it was a hard fought game, it
 came out even," Harbaugh said.
 Frank  Gore carried the  ball 21 times for 97 yards and a score, while Michael
 Crabtree caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in the tie.
 Danny  Amendola, who  was  supposed to  miss 6-to-7  weeks  with a  collarbone
 injury, returned after just a three-game absence and had 11 receptions for 102
 yards for the Rams (3-5-1), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
 "I  have to say, I've been doing this a while. I don't think I've ever been in
 a  game  like this,"  Rams head  coach Jeff Fisher  said. "We  had a number of
 chances to put the game away. And, unfortunately, we didn't."
 Sam  Bradford  completed 26-of-39 passes  for 275  yards and two scores, while
 Steven  Jackson ran  for 101 yards and  a touchdown on 29 rush attempts in the
 "It's  a  weird feeling. I've never  been a part  of a game like that before,"
 Bradford said of the tie.
 On the first play of overtime, Bradford lofted a perfect pass to Amendola, who
 outran  49ers cornerback  Carlos Rogers on an out-and-up route, for an 80-yard
 completion down the San Francisco 2.
 The  huge  gain was negated, though,  due to an illegal formation penalty. The
 Rams were forced to punt four plays later.
 After  both kickers missed their field goals, the 49ers went three-and-out and
 St. Louis regained possession at its own 14 with 1:36 left.
 The  Rams,  however, were  unable to  move the ball  past midfield before time
 Zuerlein  nailed a  27-yard  field goal  with  27 seconds  left  in the  third
 quarter, which gave the visitors a 17-7 lead.
 San  Francisco,  though, responded with  14 points  over just a 17-second span
 midway through the fourth.
 Out  of the pistol  formation, Kaepernick broke free along the right edge on a
 bootleg,  turned the corner and dove for the score to cap the 11-play, 81-yard
 After Isaiah Pead fumbled on the ensuing kickoff, Gore ran it in from 20 yards
 out one play later to make it 21-17 with 8:23 to play in the frame.
 Bradford  flipped a  2-yard  TD  pass to  Austin  Pettis,  which concluded  an
 elongated  14-play  81-yard, 7:14-trek, on  the Rams'  next touch and gave the
 Rams a 24-21 advantage with 1:09 to go.
 Earlier,  the  Rams scored  touchdowns on  their first  two possessions of the
 contest and jumped out to a 14-0 lead.
 Bradford found Brian Quick for a 36-yard score on St. Louis' initial drive and
 Jackson ran it in from seven yards out late in the opening period.
 Smith  hit  Crabtree for a 14-yard  score midway through the second, which cut
 the margin to 14-7.
                                   Game Notes
 St.  Louis hasn't won in San Francisco since 2007 ... The Rams were 7-of-16 on
 third  down, while  the 49ers  finished 2-of-11  ... St.  Louis outgained  San
 Francisco, 458-341.
 11/11 23:05:14 ET