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David Akers sets points record with a flourish

San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers kicks a 39-yard field goal during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, Washington Reuters

David Akers has been a busy man this season and it has paid off for him.

Akers set an NFL record for most points in a season by a kicker with an extra point in the third quarter against the Rams. Akers, who has also taken and made the most field goals in a season, now has 165 points on the year. Gary Anderson had 164 points for the Vikings in 1998.

Adding some extra fun to the big moment was the fact that Akers’ PAT came after his first career touchdown pass. The Niners lined up for a field goal, but kept Michael Crabtree split all the way out by the sideline. The Rams didn’t notice Crabtree, so he was uncovered when the snap came directly to Akers for an easy pass and touchdown.

The Niners now lead 27-10 at the start of the fourth quarter.

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9 Responses to “David Akers sets points record with a flourish”
  1. cav2ya says: Jan 1, 2012 3:30 PM

    awesome for Akers.

    Hey Josh, Spell check works wonders..

  2. lilrob10201 says: Jan 1, 2012 3:30 PM

    Not too many kickers make it to the Hall Of Fame but I will say Akers will be in there.

  3. johnshawisgay says: Jan 1, 2012 3:32 PM

    What does that make his QB rating?

    Go Niners!

  4. chaseutley says: Jan 1, 2012 3:34 PM

    Congratulations. We miss you in Philly.

  5. nesuperfan says: Jan 1, 2012 3:38 PM

    Congratulations.

  6. vikesfan320 says: Jan 1, 2012 3:49 PM

    QB Controversy brewing in SF after that Akers pass??

    Kidding 49ers fans… kidding.

  7. 303bengalguy says: Jan 1, 2012 4:36 PM

    With a flourish? What does that even mean? The word flourish doesn’t make sense in this context sir…

  8. theysone says: Jan 1, 2012 4:39 PM

    Akers has been incredibly solid, excellent off-season acquisition. Even more impressive is that he’s accomplished this feat kicking at Candlestick, which is notoriously difficult to kick field goals in due to the swirling winds…not a windless indoor stadium with a perfect playing surface.

  9. deathmonkey41 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:53 PM

    Spagnuolo should start packing up his stuff immediately.

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