Starting in place of Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams backup quarterback A.J. Feeley had a miscue on the Rams' first possession of the second quarter. On third-and-nine at his own 14-yard line, Feeley had the ball knocked out of his hands by 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald. Rookie linebacker Aldon Smith recovered the ball at the Rams' six-yard line.
Check out the video of the play right here.
The Rams defense bailed them out, big time, on the ensuing drive. They were able to limit the damage to a field goal, and the 49ers took a 6-0 lead. That was Feeley's third fumble of the season. Bradford, on the other hand, has struggled with fumbles this season. The second-year quarterback has fumbled 10 times this season, twice as much as he has been intercepted.
The Rams offense is struggling against a tough San Francisco defense, but they'll need to eventually put points on the board before the pattern of wasting defense-created opportunities continues.