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Rams tie San Francisco, November 18, 1968

November 18, 2008 |  9:13 am


1968_1118_sports The Rams escaped from San Francisco with a 20-20 tie and quarterback Roman Gabriel realized it could have been a lot worse.

Gabriel waved off the Rams' field goal unit for one more chance to score a touchdown that would win the game. His pass to Bill Truax was good for a score, but the play was called back because of a penalty. Bruce Gossett then kicked the tying field goal with 17 seconds left. This was the NFL before the overtime rule, so a tie was a tie.

"I was not satisfied to get a tie," Garbiel told The Times' Mal Florence. "I was confident that we would get a score. ... As it turned out I was right but, basically, I was very wrong when I think of it now. If that pass had been incomplete or intercepted I would have been the goat."

--Keith Thursby