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Veteran kicker David Akers tied the NFL record for the longest field goal in league history, with a 63-yarder that bounced over the crossbar the end the first half of today’s 49ers-Packers game.
And then, up 17-6 heading into the locker room, the Niners celebrated like they had just won the Super Bowl:
(AP Photo via yahoo.com)
Watch the VIDEO HERE.
It’s an impressive feat, no doubt, for Akers, who joins Sebastian Janikowski, Jason Elam and Tom Dempsey in the record books. Especially considering that two of those kicks were done at altitude, and one was done with half a foot and a modified shoe. But he loses points, obviously, for the crossbar assist.
And Akers’ reaction to the realizing that the ball had cleared the crossbar – in GIF format, of course – is priceless:
GIF AFTER THE JUMP
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
HE'S STILL GOT IT
David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers tied the NFL record for longest field goal when he hit a 63-yard field goal to end the half to put the 49ers up 16-7 over the Green Bay Packers. David Akers joined the ranks of Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), and Sebastian Janikowski (2011) for the record of longest NFL field goal. You can view the video below.
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After the ball clunked off of the cross bar and went forward, David Akers tied the NFL record for the longest field goal at 63 yards. His reaction was priceless, as was those of his teammates. Not only did they act like he helped them win the Super Bowl, but he looked completely shocked. The video is below:
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David Akers made it into the record books by tying the NFL record for longest field goal at 63 yards.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime, tying an NFL record in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Akers hit a low line drive that caromed off the crossbar and kept going forward instead of bouncing back onto the field. A wide-eyed Akers raised his arms in triumph...
Two years ago, we saw Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski tie an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal against the Denver Broncos.
Well, it looks like that San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers can add his name to that elusive club as he drained a 63-yard field goal against the Green Bay Packers with a little help from the uprights:
(Courtesy of Cosby Sweaters)
It's one of those "Why not?" moments...
End of the half... kinda near the end of the high scale of your field goal kicker's range...
Why not, right...???
David Akers does what's next...
Akers ties Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam for the record...
Well done, sir...
GREEN BAY, Wis. – On a normal day David Akers tying an NFL record on a 63-yard field goal would have been the lead story from a regular season game.
But when his team the San Francisco 49ers serves up a very confident win over the NFC’s team to beat, his accomplishment becomes one piece of a very large pie.
From the first tick off the game clock, Green Bay was snuffed out in...
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