Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 11/5/14
The San Francisco 49ers have the luxury of having a bye week in the 2012-2013 NFL Playoffs, following a comeback win against the Arizona Cardinals coupled with a loss by the Green Bay Packers which will set up a wild card matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. While many teams will enjoy the first round bye to rest some players, the 49ers will use it to evaluate players and bring in some competition for at least one of their incumbents. More specifically, San Francisco will bring in kickers to see if they should sign one of them to replace the struggling David Akers before their postseason game in the Divisional round in just under two weeks. After setting records for having one of the best seasons by a kicker in the history of the NFL in 2011, Akers has had a downright dreadful year in 2012. After setting an NFL single-season record with 44 field goals in 52 attempts last year, Akers has now missed 13 of his 40 attempts this season. That includes missing four of his last eight trie...
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