SAN FRANCISCO —
One wild play late in the first half summed up this wacky day on both sides: Punter Johnny Hekker completed a 21-yard pass to safety Rodney McLeod from the end zone after Chris Culliver left McLeod. Hekker did it again in the fourth and had a notable 118.8 passer rating on the day.
He did it again in the Rams’ 14-play, 18-yard drive over the final minutes of regulation. Hekker faked an end-around and threw a 19-yard completion to Kendricks on fourth-and-8 from the Rams 33.
But the defense couldn’t get a stop, allowing Kaepernick to get his team back into field-goal range for Akers to tie it.