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Heading into the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent kicker Billy Cundiff to battle struggling placekicker David Akers. Cundiff was eventually released, but one has to wonder after last night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, if the Niners will bring Cundiff back as the team prepares for the Super Bowl. Akers has struggled this season. After leading all kickers in 2011, he has lead the NFL in the most missed kicks. Akers has told reporters that his struggles are due in part to dealing with recovery from sports hernia surgery. Akers had just one field goal attempt on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. He lined up for a 38-yard field goal attempt. The kick sailed off the the left and struck the top of the upright for a failed kick. San Francisco is headed to the Super Bowl to face the Baltimore Ravens and the game might come down to a field goal. Jim Harbaugh is going to have a tough decision to make in the coming weeks. At the least, I’d expect Cundiff to be br...

49ers can’t re-sign Billy Cundiff

The San Francisco 49ers signed kicker Billy Cundiff a couple of weeks ago, but decided to cut him last week and continue to stick with David Akers. Akers missed a crucial field goal during yesterday’s narrow victory over the Falcons. If the 49ers are going to want to sign another kicker for the Super Bowl, they’re not going to be able to sign Cundiff. According to ESPN’s Adam...

San Francisco 49ers to stick with PK David Akers for Super Bowl XLVII

After a dismal season, the San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent kicker Billy Cundiff in order to compete with David Akers prior to the start of the playoffs. Akers led the NFL in most missed kicks in 2012 during the regular season after posting a stellar 2011 season for the Niners. Akers has reportedly been struggling with lingering effects of a sports hernia surgery in the...

49ers will stick with Akers as kicker

San Francisco kicker David Akers will keep his job for the Super Bowl despite missing another field goal attempt in the NFC championship game on Sunday. "The decision's been made," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Akers missed a 38-yard try that bounced off the left upright in the third quarter against Atlanta that would have tied the score at 24. The 49ers...

Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots: Preview, Prediction, Point Spread, TV Time, and Announcers

This year’s AFC Championship is a rematch of the one played last year in which the Patriots were victorious. Last year’s game could have gone to overtime but a missed field goal by Billy Cundiff ended the game in regulation. This could be Ray Lewis’s last game in the NFL, so the Ravens continue to have have some added emotion and motivation for this game. Baltimore Ravens...

David Akers Expected To Handle Kicking Duties in Super Bowl

Matt Maiocco from Comcast Bay Area reports that David Akers will handle the kicking duties for San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.Fantasy Spin:Akers cost the Niners three points by missing a very makeable 38-yarder Sunday against the Falcons. San Francisco's other option at kicker for next week is journeyman Billy Cundiff, so it makes senses to stick with Akers.

49ers sticking with David Akers at kicker

The most discussed 49ers position battle this postseason isn’t getting any less dramatic. No, I’m not talking about quarterback; that was settled weeks ago, if not last week. I’m talking about the grand ol’ kicker position. Jim Harbaugh announced on Monday that the team is sticking with the shaky David Akers as their placekicker for the Super Bowl: “The decision has been...

49ers will roll with David Akers into the Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has already made the decision that David Akers will be his kicker heading into Super Bowl XLVII. “The decision’s already been made,” Harbaugh said, per “David Akers is our kicker.” I think the best move is to go with Akers.  It’s hard to find a reliable kicker at this point.  They might as well go with guy...

Is this the year the Ravens get back to the Super Bowl?

Here we are again. The Ravens are heading back to Foxborough, Mass., to face the New England Patriots in a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship Game. Gillette Stadium was the scene last season where Lee Evans dropped a potential game-winning catch and Billy Cundiff missed a game-tying field goal. It’s time for the Ravens to exorcise their demons. Joe Flacco has outplayed...

Jim Harbaugh Says David Akers Will Remain 49ers’ Starting Kicker for Super Bowl

Though the former All-Pro has been stuck in a continuous downward spiral all season, David Akers still has the confidence of his coach. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will not bench the struggling place kicker when San Francisco takes on the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, Comcast SportsNet’s Matt Maiocco tweeted Monday. Akers is a veteran of six Pro Bowls with the Niners...

49ers kicker quits Twitter after receiving death threats

Wow you San Francisco 49ers fans are one classy, upstanding bunch of gentlemen aren’t you? Your people get drunk at games and beat senseless people wearing Oakland Raiders jerseys, and last NFC Title game you sent death threats to kick returner Kyle Williams following his gaffes in the loss to the New York Giants. And now this: placekicker David Akers has quit Twitter after receiving...
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