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49ers report card: How do you grade a tie?

  • Kicker David Akers holds his head after missing a 41-yard field goal in overtime. The San Francisco 49ers tied the St. Louis Rams, 24-24, on Sunday, November, 11, 2012.
    (John Burgess/The Press Democrat)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Grades for the 49ers' performance in Sunday's 24-24 tie against the St. Louis Rams:

<b>Quarterbacks: B </b>Alex Smith completed 7 of 8 before getting hurt. Colin Kaepernick was solid in relief, making up a 7-point deficit.

San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams


<b>Running Backs: A </b>No problem with Frank Gore, who rushed for 97 yards on 21 carries.

<b>Receivers: C </b>Michael Crabtree (5 catches, 70 yards) thrived with Smith, but didn't connect as well with Kaepernick.

<b>Offensive Line: C </b>The two QBs were sacked five times.

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