In what was expected to be an all-out dog fight, both teams didn't disappoint. A low-scoring affair from the start, the Rams put all their chips in with rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein.
On the strength of Zuerlein's leg, the Rams booted a 54-yard field goal to seal the win over a stunned 49ers squad.
What went wrong? Many expected a 49ers win over a young and inexperienced Rams squad. However, many fans and even analysts disregarded two important factors:
1) The Rams were at home
2) The recent history between the two clubs
While we expected a physical matchup, it seemed like the Niners would make the necessary adjustments. That wasn't the case as the 49ers looked undisciplined and at times, gassed.
Things didn't go as planned for the 49ers, but with a Seattle Seahawks win on Sunday, the time to panic is over because they must recover quickly. However, in the meantime, let's explore what went wrong for the Niners on Sunday.
Without further ado, here are the winners and losers in the 49ers' overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams.