Jeff Fisher apologized for predicting an entirely different game after the St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers went to overtime for the second time in three weeks.
No apology necessary after the Rams bounded off the field in a mood to celebrate instead of tying again.
''Wow,'' Fisher said after rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds to go in overtime for a 16-13 victory on Sunday. ''That's the case of guys just hanging in there. Guys making plays.''
Zuerlien's 53-yarder at the end of regulation forced another extra period for teams that tied 24-24 in San Francisco on Nov. 11. In overtime, the Rams let the play clock run down instead of trying to get closer on fourth-and-inches from the 36, making sure the 49ers wouldn't have much time if Zuerlein missed. They needn't have worried. He split the uprights.
The last time the same teams tied twice in a season was in 1963, in games between the Eagles and Steelers. The last time teams had two ties in a seas...