Originally written on STLSportsMinute  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers notched the NFL's first tie of the season after playing five periods of grueling football Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. The Rams, who were heavy underdogs coming into the game, jumped out to an early 14-0 lead after a 36 yard touchdown pass by Sam Bradford to rookie Brian Quick and a seven yard Steven Jackson touchdown scamper.  Both scores came in the first quarter. The 49ers crawled back into the game slowly, first scoring on a seven yard pass by Alex Smith to Michael Crabtree to make the score 14-7 at the half. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick relieved Smith in the second half.  Smith left the game with a concussion and Kaepernick continued the comeback, scoring on a seven yard run of his own. 49ers running back Frank Gore then ran for a 20 yard touchdown to give the 49ers a 21-17 lead. Bradford then answered the bell and countered with his own scoring a drive.  Helped by a successful fake punt, Bradford ended a drive late in ...
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