This game is entirely inconsequential except for the texting thing. Remember that? Yeah. It’s real. Here’s how this went down:
– 49ers running back Anthony Dixon scores a touchdown to give San Francisco a 34-13 lead with 6:30 left. They’re all set to finish 13-3 and cruise into the postseason with a first-round bye and home-field advantage.
– Mom texts me asking if we’re safe to text now. I respond with something like “yeah I think it’s safe now.”
– The Rams score a touchdown with a five-play, 69-yard drive capped by a 36-yard Brandon Lloyd touchdown with 4:57 left.
– The Rams recover the onside kick.
– Pass interference on the 49ers in the end zone on the Rams’ first play after the onside kick.
– St. Louis scores one play later to make it a 34-27 49ers lead with 4:39 left.
That’s right, the Rams racked up 14 points in less than 2 minutes of game time after my mom and I broke our no-texting rule. They actually got a chance to tie it after the 49ers punted the ensuing possession, but their defense came up with the last stop they needed to ice the game. To this day, in-game communication is minimal.