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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 is keeping Cundiff on the roster and could replace Akers if things don't go well.
Harbaugh says Akers gives #49ers "beat chance to win." Cundiff still on team, likely won't suit up
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) January 10, 2013
In postseason action, Akers has made 35-of-42 field goals combineds with the Eagles and 49ers.
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The kicking game has been decided for now. Jim Harbaugh announced today that David Akers will continue his kicking duties against the Green Bay Packers. Billy Cundiff, however, will remain on the roster, but he will not be active.
Harbaugh said that Akers gives the team best chance to win.
Hopefully, with Cundiff being brought it, it lit a fire under Akers ass and we will not have...
Kicker Billy Cundiff is inactive for the San Francisco 49ers playoff game against Green Bay after being brought in to challenge incumbent David Akers.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier in the week that Akers would be his kicker for Saturday's game but did not rule out the possibility of dressing two kickers. Akers has missed 13 of 42 field goal attempts this season.
The 49ers have been holding a kicking competition for the last six days to determine who would be the team’s placekicker against the Packers and potentially moving forward in the playoffs.
In one corner you have David Akers, who has been having the worst season of his 14-year career. In the other you have Billy Cundiff, who was signed by the Niners last week to compete with Akers...
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...
David Akers has won the 49ers kicking competition and will kick in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup with the Packers. SOURCE: Cam Inman, Bay Area News GroupFantasy Spin:Billy Cundiff will remain on the roster as insurance but is unlikely to suit up Saturday. San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said Akers gives the team its "best chance to win." After a record-setting...
There's no questioning how badly Billy Cundiff wants another chance in the playoffs after the way last season ended. He may get it with the 49ers.
David Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway. Coach 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.
David 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...
Jim Harbaugh announced that David Akers will be the team’s kicker for this weekend’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers, per Cam Inman.
Harbaugh added that Billy Cundiff will remain on their roster despite losing out to Akers this week.
It’s been a pretty interesting year for Akers to say the least. He’s gone from tying the NFL record for the longest field goal in league...
After a Facebook photo from Billy Cundiff’s workout at Candlestick Park on Monday depicted a less-than-immaculate turf, the 49ers want you to know the stadium’s playing surface doesn’t totally suck; it only kind of sucks.
Here’s Niners long snapper Brian Jennings (who was there for Cundiff’s workout), via BANG’s Cam Inman:
“There’s not a lot of grass on the field...