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.