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No-Win Situation for 49ers, Rams

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It was a game that had everything, except a winner.

In a wild matchup that featured 24 points and two lead changes in the final nine minutes of regulation, two missed field-goal tries in overtime, two successful fake punts by the same team and more plot twists than a Shakespearean drama, the result was unsatisfying for both participants Sunday at Candlestick Park: 49ers 24, Rams 24.

Yes, after five quarters that spanned three hours and 50 minutes, the NFC West foes finished the NFL's first game without a victor since the Eagles and Bengals ended knotted 13-13 on Nov. 16, 2008.

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