SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Joe Nedney kicked a 29-yard field goal with
9:38 left in overtime, and Troy Smith passed for 356 yards while
leading the San Francisco 49ers' late rally for a 23-20 victory
over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Smith earned his second straight victory as a starter for the
49ers (3-6), throwing a go-ahead 16-yard touchdown pass to Michael
Crabtree with 2:10 left in regulation.
After Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson led the Rams (4-5) back
for Josh Brown's 33-yard field goal on the final snap of
regulation, St. Louis couldn't get a first down after winning the
overtime coin toss.
Smith swiftly moved the 49ers 55 yards, converting on third down
for the first time in the game when St. Louis' Oshiomogho Atogwe
was called for a 22-yard pass interference penalty.