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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

Lions, Chiefs off to opposite starts to the season

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw two of his four touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson and Detroit routed the Kansas City Chiefs 48-3 Sunday, the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

Lions PK Hanson sets NFL record

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
Lions PK Jason Hanson has set an all-time NFL record on Sunday by playing in his 297th career game for the club.

Lions' passing game explosive, varied

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3 a.m. ET
Detroit has a blue-chip go-to receiver and other capable options in the passing game, and it has a quarterback willing to use all of his options.

Lions announce Sunday's game is a sellout

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand announced Wednesday that the team has sold out Sunday's home opener against the Chiefs.

Stafford tosses three TDs in Lions win over Bucs

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to help the Lions beat the Buccaneers 27-20 for their fifth consecutive victory dating to the final month of the 2010 season.

Lions intent on keeping relentless Vanden Bosch fresh

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
The Lions will lighten DE Kyle Vanden Bosch's practice workload this season with the hope of ensuring one of the NFL's high-motor players will be as strong as possible on game days.

Respondents to poll most impressed with Lions

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Which team impressed you the most this preseason?" overwhelmingly selected the Lions.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Shorts and Shells: Preseason Week Four

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 8:43 p.m. ET
In this week's edition, we preview the Bill Belichick NFL Films documentary, talk to top announcers about the TD replays, plus much more.

Vets highlight Lions cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Veterans P Nick Harris, CB Nathan Vasher and WR Derrick Williams were among the notable cuts made by the Lions on Saturday.

Lions 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:04 a.m. ET
The Lions hope that Matthew Stafford can do for the offense what Ndamukong Suh does for the defense as they try to break through and earn a playoff berth in 2011.

Report: Bucs' home opener to be blacked out

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Despite coming off a 10-win season, the Buccaneers' home opener against the Lions on Sept. 11 is expected to be blacked out for the local TV market.

Lions beat Bills, finish preseason at 4-0

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 10:58 p.m. ET
RB Jerome Harrison ran for 72 yards as the Lions capped a perfect preseason with a 16-6 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.

Panthers claim FB Felton

Posted Sept. 01, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The Panthers claimed former Lions FB Jerome Felton off waivers. According to multiple reports, the Vikings and Eagles also put in a claim.

Fantasy Spin: What is Stafford's ceiling?

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Should Matthew Stafford be drafted as a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues? William Del Pilar evaluates Stafford and his prospects for 2011.

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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