Found January 10, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with struggling kicker David Akers for Saturday night's NFC playoff game against Green Bay. The 49ers signed veteran Billy Cundiff last week to challenge Akers for the job, but Akers won out during practices the past nine days. "I think, suffice it to say, we feel confident in David giving us the best chance to win," San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Thursday. Akers has converted 29 of 42 field goal attempts this year after making the Pro Bowl last season. In the last eight games of the regular season, Akers made 15 of 23. Despite his woes, Akers managed to fend off Cundiff, who will remain with the 49ers. "Good. Responded like a football player does," Harbaugh said of Akers' competition against Cundiff. ""Competed and not really more to say about it."
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

David Akers beats out Billy Cundiff, will kick vs. Green Bay

The San Francisco 49ers decided on a little healhty competition at the kicker position in an effort to light a fire under David Akers, who apparently righted the ship, beating out Billy Cundiff to kick in Saturday night's playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Jim Harnbaugh made his decision Thursday, but Akers isn't in the clear beyond Saturday. The team...

The 49ers decision to go with Colin Kaepernick will pay off this weekend. Ranking the playoff quarterbacks.

Denver, New England and Green Bay each have a future Hall of Fame Quarterback on their roster.  This weekend is going to have some great QB play. The Wildcard round brought us some pretty bad games.  The marque quarterbacks were on a bye so this week should be a lot better.  Here are the quarterbacks and how they stack-up 1) Manning - Peyton Manning is the MVP of the League...

San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh: Justin Smith Will Play vs Packers

Justin Smith will be on an NFL field for the first time in four weeks, since he suffered a partially torn triceps tendon against the Patriots. Jim Harbaugh said he expects Smith to start Saturday’s game against the Packers. Smith has still been limited in practice, and it is unknown at what percentage of strength he will be playing at this weekend. Considering he ended his extremely...

49ers Injury Report: Justin Smith, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis

The San Francisco 49ers expect all players on their active roster, including defensive lineman Justin Smith and linebackers Aldon Smith and Patrick Willis, to play during tonight’s NFC Divisional round matchup against the Green Bay Packers. Smith has garnered the most attention of all the players listed on the 49ers injury report. The defensive tackle had been out since he sustained...

Michael Crabtree at breakfast, interesting to say the least (PHOTO)

Black Sports Online Thanks to Black Sports Online we got a hold of this photo of 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree eating breakfast in a hotel room with a robe and a head scarf. I guess this is how Crabtree gets ready the day before a game. It’s certainly been working, he’s had a very good season so far.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script...

San Francisco 49ers: Three New Year's Resolutions For 2013

As Coach Harbaugh ponders what happened in 2012 and looks forward to the 2013 season, I believe there are three resolutions he needs to make with the team to help bring them to a better place in 2013. First of all it's time we make it back to a Super Bowl.  It's been 18 years already, and as well all know, the 49ers are unique in that they've been to five Super Bowls...

Behind Enemy Lines, 49ers/Packers, Part I

NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and PackerReport’s Bill Huber go Behind Enemy Lines to take an inside look at the 49ers and Packers. How are the 49ers a different team than Week 1 in this playoff rematch? How much of a gamble is it going with Colin Kaepernick at QB? Was the bye week a good thing for the 49ers, and do they have an Achilles heel for the Packers to exploit? These Q...

Divisional matchups: When the 49ers pass

In Part 2 of our five-part series previewing Saturday night's NFC divisional playoff game, NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and PackerReport’s Bill Huber break down the matchups when the 49ers hand the football to Colin Kaepernick and the passing game.

Packers aim to match 49ers' physicality

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The physicality of the San Francisco 49ers cannot be questioned. With a defense that ranked second this season in points allowed and third in yards allowed, the 49ers have one of the NFL's elite groups. The Green Bay Packers, on the other hand, are getting plenty of those questions leading into Saturday night's divisional round playoff game. It's been...

Divisional Matchups: When 49ers Run

In Part 4 of our five-part series previewing Saturday night's NFC divisional playoff game, beat writers Bill Huber of PackerReport.com and Craig Massei of NinersDigest.com break down the matchups when Frank Gore gets the ball in San Francisco’s powerful running game.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers, Divisional Playoff Preview

Photo Credit: 49ers This could very well be one of the finer divisional weekends in NFL history depending on how the NFC matchups end up, and this game tops them all. San Francisco and Green Bay are two of the more prestigious franchises in the NFL, and they have had several thrilling finishes in the postseason. One that comes to mind would be the game where Jerry Rice fumbled and...
49ers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.