Rams edge 49ers 16-13 in overtime

Rams edge 49ers 16-13 in overtime
December 2, 2012, 4:56 pm
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St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) watches his 54-yard field goal during overtime of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in St. Louis. The field goal gave the Rams a 16-13 victory. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(APWF)

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime after booting a 53-yarder as time expired in regulation as the St. Louis Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers 16-13 on Sunday, avoiding a second tie in three weeks against the NFC West leaders.

The Rams (5-6-1) scored twice in the final 3:04 of regulation, getting their lone touchdown when rookie Janoris Jenkins returned an errant pitchout by Colin Kaepernick 2 yards for a score. They've won two straight after an 0-4-1 skid.

The 49ers (8-3-1) failed to take advantage of a 14-yard punt by rookie punter Johnny Hekker to midfield when David Akers was barely wide right on a 51-yard attempt with 4:11 to go in overtime. Akers is just 7 for 15 from 40 yards and beyond.

Zuerlein is 7 for 11 from the 50 and beyond and had plenty of distance on the kick on fourth-and-inches. Before the 53-yarder at the end of regulation, he had missed four of his previous seven attempts.

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