David Akers sets record for most field goals in a season

AP

The 49ers’ most consistent offensive weapon of the season claimed a record on Saturday afternoon.

David Akers hit his 41st field goal of the season to put the 49ers up 16-10 over the Seahawks in the fourth quarter. That broke a tie with Neil Rackers, who hit 40 field goals for the Cardinals in the 2005 season, and gave Akers sole possession of the record for most field goals in a season. Akers set the record for most points in a season by a member of the 49ers in Monday night’s victory against the Steelers.

Akers was let go by the Eagles before the season and he’s proven to be a very valuable pickup by the 49ers. Their offense hasn’t been awful this season, but without Akers’ steady foot it is hard to imagine that they would be in position to earn a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

19 responses to “David Akers sets record for most field goals in a season

  1. beastofeden says:
    Dec 24, 2011 7:12 PM
    How is he an offensive weapon when he plays on special teams?
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    He scores points!

  2. steelersbowl says:
    Dec 24, 2011 7:40 PM
    49ers are a field goal team… they suck in the redzone

     … Um sir the niners got in the endzone last week didnt they ??? Against YOUR STEELERS !!

  3. beastofeden says:Dec 24, 2011 7:46 PM

    Cometkazie, Carlos Rogers had a pick 6. He scored. So is he an Offensive weapon?
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    If he did that every game, you could say easily, “yes”, but you are trying to compare apples to oranges, and are coming across as clueless.

  4. mistakenny says: Dec 24, 2011 8:05 PM

    … Um sir the niners got in the endzone last week didnt they ??? Against YOUR STEELERS !!

    oh they clearly had a lot of help. you give any team that many short fields at home theyre gonna score eventually. and you keep away the short fields from the opponent. in any case you wont fg your way through the playoffs. this is where the big boys separate from the little boys. playoff time means its steeler time. you know what time it is.

  5. nesuperfan says:
    Dec 24, 2011 8:07 PM
    beastofeden says:Dec 24, 2011 7:46 PM

    Cometkazie, Carlos Rogers had a pick 6. He scored. So is he an Offensive weapon?
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    If he did that every game, you could say easily, “yes”, but you are trying to compare apples to oranges, and are coming across as clueless.
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    Bingo! You put it very well.

    Thanks.

    I think the field goal kicker should be considered on the offense and the punter on the defense.

  6. NESUPERFAN,

    one can easily compare apples to oranges, Size, shape, color etc. My point is if you don’t play on the offense then you can not be an ‘offensive weapon’. If a kicker made 5 field goals each game should he be named Offensive Player of the Year?

  7. Steelersbowl look the niners have been doing the same thing all year and its helped them win , dont be a hater all your life we went from 6-10 to 12-3 and -10 to + 26 in the turnover ratio if getting FGS is all we have to do to win then so be it a W IS A W so why make excuses the niners beat the steelers in more than just fgs , dominated on defense and moved the ball well oh and the sacks and ints were the help . Show some respect

  8. beastofeden says:
    Dec 24, 2011 7:12 PM
    How is he an offensive weapon when he plays on special teams?
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    In case you don’t understand football, offensive is attempting to make points for your team, as he does. Also good special teams always score points.

    Does that help you understand better…

  9. ROGERBRAD: If I didn’t understand football why would I be on this website? I think you are the one who doesn’t comprehend;

    “offensive is attempting to make points for your team, as he does.”

    When the defense gets an INT or forces a fumble then tries to score, that DOES NO MAKE THEM AN OFFENSIVE PLAYER. The writer of this post, josh alper, is wrong for calling a special teams player, in particular the kicker, an “offensive weapon”.

    “Also good special teams always score points.”
    You are proving my point with that sentence. key words SPECIAL TEAMS. Not offense, not defense, SPECIAL TEAMS.

    Does this help you understand?

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