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David Akers

David Akers - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 12/09/1974
Birthplace Lexington, KY
College Louisville
Years played 15

Vikings players of the week: Week Three

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
PFW senior editor Eric Edholm picks the Vikings players of the week on offense, defense and special teams in their 26-23 Week Three overtime loss to the Lions.

Schwartz, Gailey bring swagger

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 2:46 a.m. ET
Structural overhauls could allow Jim Schwartz and Chan Gailey to bring the Lions and Bills to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

Lions rally from 20 down to beat Vikings

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes to rally the Lions from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime that lifted Detroit to a 26-23 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings might pressure Matthew Stafford, but will it be enough?

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Durant off to productive start in Detroit

Posted Sept. 24, 2011 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense, which has allowed one TD in two games, is off to a strong start, and new OLB Justin Durant has been a solid addition.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch for Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Lions game.

Five questions with Paul Allen, the voice of the Vikings

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Paul Allen, host on KFAN radio in Minnesota and the play-by-play announcer for the Vikings flagship station, as the Vikings host the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 22, 2011 @ 11:48 a.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's game against the Lions.

Romo, Harper, Hanson named NFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
Tony Romo, Roman Harper and Jason Hanson have been named the Week Two NFC Players of the Week.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to consider in Sunday's game against the Lions.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Week Three power rankings

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 3:47 a.m. ET
The 2-0 Lions are moving up in PFW's power rankings, having cracked the top 10 for the first time in recent memory.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 05, 2013
The Detroit Lions have added Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired.||||||| San Francisco released Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers. He underwent double hernia surgery in February 2012 then aggravated the area during the season when he slipped on the field during practice. Akers has made 367 of 453 field goals in his career with Washington, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Posted March 06, 2013
Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after two seasons filled with record-breaking highs and incredible lows. General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement Wednesday, calling him a "true professional who represented himself and this organization with class." Akers appeared in all 32 regular-season games and five playoff contests the past two seasons. He connected on 73 of 94 field goal attempts and all 78 PATs.||||||| In 2011, Akers set NFL records with 44 field goals made and 52 attempted. He also tied the league mark for the longest made when he kicked from 63 yards in last season's opener at Green Bay. But Akers made just 29 of 44 attempts last season, his lowest percentage since 1999. The 49ers even brought in Billy Cundiff to compete against Akers before the divisional-round playoff and NFC championship game.
Posted Jan. 25, 2013
Akers calls his struggles this season a "head scratcher" and says if the 49ers win the Super Bowl it will erase all of his 14 misses this season.||||||| Akers missed an NFL-worst 13 field goals this season and then hit the upright on a 38-yarder in last week's NFC championship game at Atlanta. He says he feels like he is kicking the ball well and he's off by a matter of inches, which is frustrating because "an inch is a mile in our game."
Posted Jan. 10, 2013
Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.||||||| Jim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park. The 49ers signed Billy Cundiff on Jan. 1 to compete with Akers, a 15-year veteran who has struggled this season while making only 29 of 42 field-goal attempts. Akers revealed last week he underwent double hernia surgery last February.
Posted Jan. 07, 2013
Akers and Billy Cundiff were taking their competition to be San Francisco's playoff kicker to Candlestick Park on Monday.||||||| Coach Jim Harbaugh says there's a "good chance" both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn't specify whether each would be active. Harbaugh indicated "we have a leader in the clubhouse," but wouldn't say who it is.

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