Kyle Nelson

Rams' defense fails to convert against 49ers in final minutes

Rams' defense fails to convert against 49ers in final minutes

As Rams nose tackle Michael Brockers lined up for the decisive two-point conversion in the waning moments of a crushing 22-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, he could sense the play that was about to unfold.

“They were on the right hash, and you could read bootleg all the way,” Brockers said, and sure enough, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his team down by a point and going for its first win since a 28-0 shutout of the Rams in the Sept. 12 season opener, took the snap out of a shotgun formation and rolled right. 

“We had good pursuit,” Brockers continued. “I just wanted to take a good angle, because I knew he was faster, and at that point .. . I was really looking...

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