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stltoday.com Updated Nov 12, 2012
He’s moving a little gingerly, looks less than tip-top. But there will be no need to the check active list, he’s ready and willing.Upvote Share Tweet
Fisher explains clock management, alignment gaffesIn the two weeks since the Rams’ 45-7 thrashing against New England, coach Jeff Fisher said the team emphasized scoring touchdowns, creating takeaways and improving third-down efficiency (on b…Upvote Share TweetThe St. Louis Rams keep encountering in-game administrative miscues beyond their control. It happened in Week 1 when the clock operator in Detroit failed to start the clock on time while the Rams were protecting a three-point lead in the final minutes. …Upvote Share Tweet
Fisher: Late timeout enabled go-ahead TDThe St. Louis Rams' fourth-quarter decision to call timeout with 1:13 remaining in their 24-24 tie at San Francisco invited criticism Sunday. Several people asked me about it via Twitter as the game was ending. I meant to ask Rams coach Jeff Fisher abou…Upvote Share Tweet
Concussed Smith threw TD with blurred visionSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-24 tie against the Rams while playing with blurred vision before coming out with a concussion.Upvote Share TweetIt’s not often that an NFL team successfully executes two fake punts in one game, but that’s what the Rams did to the 49ers on Sunday. That’s particularly galling to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh because he says his team spent much of the last week of prUpvote Share Tweet
At Least Two Players Had No Idea Rams-49ers Could End In A Tiedeadspin.com Nov 12, 2012A tie! Nothing brings more joy to fans of novelty, more consternation to playoff-scenario-figure-outers, or more mercy to viewers than a tie. The first in the NFL since 2008, the second in a decade, the 24-24 final score of yesterday's St. Louis-San Fra…Upvote Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO -- Sam Bradford showed Sunday what he can do when armed with a talented receiver he trusts implicitly. The St. Louis Rams' third-year quarterback completed 11 of 12 passes when targeting Danny Amendola during a 24-24 tie against the San Fr…Upvote Share Tweet
So, how far back is Seattle in NFC West?SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The NFC West standings are tougher to calculate after the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers played to a 24-24 tie Sunday. The 49ers lead the division at 6-2-1. The Seattle Seahawks are second at 6-4 (.600), followed by the Ar…Upvote Share TweetIt was known on Sunday that Rams coach Jeff Fisher had decided to deactivate rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins and rookie receiver Chris Givens for violating an unspecified team rule. The violation wasn’t known. Per a league source, Jenkins and GivensUpvote Share TweetYou’d think with all the static Donovan McNabb heard for not knowing the overtime rules, the message would have gotten out. But after yesterday’s 24-24 tie between the Rams and 49ers, there were still folks unsure why it ended. For 49ers safety DashonUpvote Share TweetThe most painful moment for the 2011 St. Louis Rams, by far, came when the San Francisco 49ers beat them with a fake field goal for a touchdown in the Edward Jones Dome. It was not the play that cost coach Steve Spagnuolo his job, but it did punctuate a…Upvote Share Tweet
49ers and Rams players fail the test when asked about overtime rulesyahoo.com Nov 12, 2012OK, Donovan McNabb -- you're off the hook. In November of 2008, the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 13-13 tie, and McNabb, then the Eagles' quarterback, took a great deal of heat for not knowing the rules of overtime. "I've n…Upvote Share Tweet
Holder takes blame for delay of game penaltySAN FRANCISCO • Holder Johnny Hekker said he didn’t signal for the ball from long-snapper Jake McQuaide quickly enough in overtime, causing a delay of game that wiped out what would’ve been a …Upvote Share Tweet
Rams Report Card: Special teams flunkCoaching grade not much better as Rams are undone by wholesale sloppiness nine games into the season.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live OT: It's A TieNov 12Trey Wingo and Eric Mangini discuss the tie game between the Rams and 49ers.
'The Coaches Show': Is St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher to blame for tie?Nov 12Should St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher take the blame for not calling a timeout and allowing the delay of game penalty to happen? Our coaches discuss why Fisher was in a tough spot.
GameDay: St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers highlightsNov 12Catch the highlights from San Francisco as neither the 49ers nor St. Louis Rams walked out with a victory.
Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…Nov 12Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elementsNov 12CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…