Originally posted on Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle...  |  Last updated 12/24/11
Akers sets FG record, 49ers beat Seahawks 19-17 Associated Press Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 07:10 p.m., Saturday, December 24, 2011 SEATTLE (AP) — David Akers kicked his way into the NFL record book and sent the San Francisco 49ers to just the type of win they wanted as they start looking toward the playoffs. Akers made four field goals to give him 42 this season, most in league history, and San Francisco eliminated Seattle from postseason contention by holding off the Seahawks 19-17 on Saturday. The NFC West champions remained in position for the No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye thanks to Akers and an impressive second-half effort on defense. Akers took his place in NFL annals, but it was Larry Grant, Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree who made the big plays that improved San Francisco to 12-3 in Harbaugh's first season in charg...
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