You can credit the St. Louis Rams for being creative, but that creativity didn't lead to positive results in one instance against the San Francisco 49ers. In a tied game with a potential upset on the line, the 49ers tried to shoot big with a trick play, but it ended with a turnover and, eventually, a 49ers touchdown.
The play was a designed direct snap to running back Jerious Norwood, who reminded us all that he's not a quarterback:
The play was apparently intended to have quarterback Kellen Clemens catch the ball on the other sideline, but the 49ers defense properly reacted to the trickery and Tarell Brown was able to intercept the pass. With San Francisco taking possession in St. Louis territory, scoring wasn't too much trouble. The 49ers needed only two plays to get into the end zone after the turnover, as Alex Smith completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree.
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