Once again, the St. Louis Rams were a part of history...the wrong side of it. The Rams lost the game in overtime, after yet another stalled offensive drive resulted in a 99-yard punt return touchdown that gave Arizona the win. Rookie Patrick Peterson put his name in the record books with that punt return touchdown.
This was just the second time in history that an NFL overtime game ended with punt-return touchdown, the last time it happened was in 1995. At 99 yards, Peterson's return tied for the longest play in overtime in NFL history.
It was the second-longest punt return in NFL history, the longest one being a 103-yarder from Robert Bailey, of the Rams, in 1994.
Peterson became the first player in NFL history with three punt-return touchdowns in his first eight games. He tied Devin Hester for the second-most punt-return TDs by a rookie, and it's the fourth-most for any player.