Ties are a rare occurrence in today’s NFL. When a tie happens, most fans and players are left with mixed feelings, pondering on how they should react. The tie made its return during a week 10 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams.
Michael Crabtree of the 49ers took to Twitter after his team’s 24-24 tie. The San Francisco wide receiver tweeted, “I dont know how to feel after a game like that… Feel kinda funny right now.” Others like Rams’ wide receiver Danny Amendola were in a state of confusion when the final whistle blew, curious to why players and coaches were leaving the field; he thought there was going to be a second overtime.
The last time we heard an array of befuddling statements similar to those from this past weekend was back in 2008 after the Philadelphia Eagles tied the Cincinnati Bengals 13-13. After the game, Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb told reporters that he had never been a part of a tie and didn’t even know it was in the rulebook. Here’s a look back at that game, as originally presented in “Inside the NFL.” And don’t forget to tune in to an all-new “Inside the NFL,” which premieres tonight at 9 PM / ET only on Showtime.