Akers can't connect in first attempt
David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers missed his first field goal attempt today. It came in the first quarter against the Eagles. It was a 44-yard attempt.
A replay of the kick showed that Eagles receiver Jason Avant jumped on the back of a lineman in order to get an extra lift. 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh was furious after the play.
Akers is taking on his former team today for the first time after playing with the Eagles for 12 years. Normally a consistent kicker, Akers ended his career in Philly by missing two field goals in a playoff game against the Packers.