NFL Blog/49ers Note-Book: 49ers, Akers, and Rams miss opportunities

The San Francisco 49ers didn’t win, but they didn’t lose either, but don’t tell that 49ers kicker David Akers.    — Akers, who missed a 41 yard field-goal wide-left in the overtime period, didn’t speak to reporters after  Sunday’s  head-scratching tie vs.  Conference rival, St.Louis.

—- You really can’t blame Akers for not wanting to speak about it afterwards, as he had a chance to win it, and he didn’t.

The same however, could be said about the Rams, as miscues are what led to a blank outcome in a full-five quarter game.

It had looked as if  St. Louis was on the verge of winning this game, as  the first play in overtime was an 80 yard pass completion from 2nd year quarterback, Sam Bradford.       Despite that, there was a penalty on the play according to one of the referees.

The call put them back where they started, this was just one of a  couple of the big miscues for the Ram’s in the overtime.

The other one occurred on what was originally a 53 yard-field goal attempt,  which was made, the Rams, however committed another penalty,  this made it a 58 yard-field goal attempt.

—  On the second try, what was originally a 53 yard-field goal attempt, was a 58 yard-field goal, it was no good.

The 49ers would get the ball back once more, they had great field-position, as they got it on the spot that the kick was missed.     49ers back-up quarterback  Collin Kapernick, however was unable to drive the field, or at least even get them into appropriate field-goal range to set up a potential 49ers game-winning field-goal.      —

— Other notes on the Game:  49ers quarterback, Alex Smith sustained a concussion on a quarterback sneak, he would come back into complete a 14 yard touchdown pass to wide-receiver Micheal Crabtree,  Smith was than removed from the game.    According to Matt Maiocco of, Smith’s status for the next 49ers game, which is on November 19th, Monday night against the Chicago Bears is unknown, and he must be cleared by an Independent neurologist in order to play.  

Thomas Brunt is the sports-editor for his high school paper: “The Hawk” he is also an inside sports-reporter for high school.   Follow his Twitter feed for updates on everything sports: @SPORTSDUDE350, email him:





Author: Thomas Brunt

TCC Student. Aspiring Leader. Christ Follower.

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