Originally posted on Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle...  |  Last updated 12/24/11
Akers kicks 4 FGs, 49ers hold off Seahawks 19-17 Associated Press Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 05:16 p.m., Saturday, December 24, 2011 David Akers kicked four field goals for the 49ers, setting an NFL record with his 42nd of the season. The NFC West champions remained in position for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye thanks to an impressive second-half effort on defense that was capped by Grant's hustle play. Gore finished with 83 yards rushing, while Hunter added 73 on just 12 carries. [...] all San Francisco needs is a win over the lowly Rams to clinch a home playoff game and a weekend of rest. [...] the Seahawks' three-game winning streak ended along with their playoff hopes. Jackson was flushed from the pocket by Grant, who continued to pursue and grabbed Jackson from behind .The fumble bounced forward 10 yards,...
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