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Topic - David Akers
Havard Rugland has not missed a kick in game-like conditions during Detroit Lions training camp, including a 58-yard field goal that got everyone's attention that saw or heard it.
On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next.
A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree in leading the San Francisco 49ers back to the NFC championship game with a 45-31 victory against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night.
Billy Cundiff, sporting a crisp new white No. 6 jersey, had an impressive first day of practice with the San Francisco 49ers while kicking alongside struggling veteran David Akers as coach Jim Harbaugh closely watched.
The San Francisco 49ers turned a nearly historic collapse into a stunning victory and a playoff berth.
Knees bent and arms moving in rhythm, defensive end Chris Long shimmied around the St. Louis Rams locker room, imitating John Travolta's dance moves from "Pulp Fiction" as owner Stan Kroenke made the rounds shaking hands.
There are no more unbeaten teams in the NFL. There are two teams with a tie, though.
Two typically reliable kickers missed. Penalties doomed both sides. And a furious, thrilling finish to regulation ended with a dramatic dud in overtime: a tie.
David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in _ after bouncing off the crossbar and through the uprights.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime, tying an NFL record in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Brilliant newcomers and seasoned stars. A winning blend for any team, including The Associated Press 2011 NFL All-Pro Team.
I woke up Monday morning to find my playoff semifinal matchup was tied, which, thanks to Calvin Johnson, led me to wonder: Does it matter how you win?
The San Francisco 49ers parted ways with veteran center Eric Heitmann and kicker Joe Nedney on Friday after they failed physicals.
Five-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has agreed to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, leaving the Eagles after 12 seasons.
"Does he have talent? Absolutely. Does he know what he's getting into yet? Absolutely not," Akers said. "He's really raw, but his leg is powerful enough for the NFL. The biggest thing for him is, getting experience because he doesn't have any."
"It wasn't to fix a hernia," Akers said. "It was core stuff in the pelvis area. They said this it would help relieve stuff, and it has. I feel good."