JIM HARBAUGH AND JEFF FISHER LOOK "THIRLLED" THAT THEIR TEAMS PLAYED TO A 24-24 TIE
(AP) — The St. Louis Rams and San Francisco 49ers played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both team's kickers missed overtime field goals in a 24-24 final on Sunday.
Greg Zuerlein kicked a 53-yarder, but the Rams were penalized 5 yards for delay of game. He tried again from 58 as coach Jeff Fisher played for the win, and missed wide right with 2:42 left in OT.
San Francisco's David Akers missed wide left on a 41-yard attempt that could have sealed it for the NFC West-leading 49ers (6-2-1), who lost quarterback Alex Smith to a first-half concussion.
On the first play of OT, Sam Bradford completed an 80-yard pass to Danny Amendola that took St. Louis (3-5-1) to the 2, but the play was called back for an illegal formation penalty.
Some 49ers fans got up to leave, then returned to their seats.
(AP) — Alex Smith was knocked out of the San Francisco 49ers' game against the St. Louis Rams with a concussion.
Smith scrambled and started to slide before turning his back late, and linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar barreled into his neck area with 1:10 left in the first quarter Sunday. Smith briefly grabbed his facemask and grimaced but stayed in the game, throwing a 14-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree in the second quarter.
Colin Kaepernick replaced Smith on San Francisco's next possession. Smith sat on the bench next to 49ers athletic trainer Jeff Ferguson and other trainers before walking to the locker room just before halftime.
Smith was 7 for 8 for 72 yards and the touchdown.
The 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick started every game for the 49ers last season.
AN EMBARRASSING LOSS FOR OAKLAND AS THEY ARE TROUNCED BY THE RAVENS
(AP) — Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens set a club record for points in a 55-20 rout of the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
The Ravens (7-2) scored on six of their first seven possessions against the struggling Raiders (3-6), who have yielded at least 40 points in two straight games for the first time since 1962. The 55 points tied an Oakland record for points allowed, a mark set in 1961 and matched in 1981.
Baltimore led 27-10 at halftime. In the third quarter, Flacco threw touchdown passes of 47 and 20 yards to Torrey Smith, and holder Sam Koch scored on a fake field goal in the third quarter to make it 48-17.
In the fourth quarter, Jacoby Jones took a kickoff 105 yards for 55-20 lead.
Baltimore's previous record for points in a game was 48, against Detroit in December 2009.
(AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mike D'Antoni, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown. D'Antoni got the high-profile job running the 16-time NBA champions only after the club's top brass extensively discussed the job with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
The 11-time NBA champion coach met with Lakers owners Jerry and Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Saturday to weigh a return for a third stint on Los Angeles' bench.
The Lakers instead went with D'Antoni, a respected offensive strategist who coached Lakers point guard Steve Nash in Phoenix during the best years of their respective careers. D'Antoni was less successful during four seasons in New York, but at least restored the once-moribund Knicks to competence before resigning last March.
D'Antoni agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million, with a team option for a fourth season. His hiring comes two days after the Lakers fired Mike Brown just five games into the season.
The Butte College Roadrunners pulled off an upset on Saturday knocking off San Francisco City College 31-21. The win was the first for the Runners' against the perennial power since 2008. Butte had three running backs each go for more than 100 yards on the ground.
The win gives Butte a 9-1 record, but the victory was a little bittersweet. Butte learned on Sunday that SF City was picked to play in the state championship game over them. Butte will play in the Center Bowl in Fresno on Saturday. You can hear that game on 101.7 FM and AM 1340 and online at 1340foxsports.com
The semi-finals of the Division I North Section playoffs are set for Friday.
The Chico HIgh Pantthers knocked off Shasta 57-42 on Friday, they will take on top-seeded Enterprise.
Foothill blasted Red Bluff 48-13. They will head to the ridge to take on Paradise at 7:00pm Friday night.
You can hear that game on 101.7 FM and AM 1340 Fox Sports Chico. Also online at 1340foxsports.com