Rams fall to 49ers in overtime

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.