This week's Monday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 11:30 a.m. and cover a host of topics. One will probably be the tie between the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. As Farmer wrote on Sunday:
"It was a comedy of errors on both sides when St. Louis went to overtime at San Francisco.
"On the Rams' opening possession of the extra period, an 80-yard pass play to Danny Amendola was wiped out by an illegal formation.
"When the 49ers got the ball back, they blew a chance to win when the typically accurate David Akers missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt.
"St. Louis got the ball back, drove into position to win with a long field goal, and rookie sensation Greg Zuerlein drilled a 53-yarder … but the field goal was negated by a delay-of-game penalty. The Rams were pushed back five yards, and Zuerlein missed wide.
"The game ultimately ended at 24-24, the league's first deadlock since Philadelphia played to a tie in Cincinnati four years ago.
"NFL Slam with Mark and Sam" is held every Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. You can watch it on this blog post. If you have questions for Mark and Sam, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to get them answered live during the chat.
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