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David Akers ties NFL record with 63-yard FG

Nice to see our second favorite UofL kicker is still kickin' balls with the best of 'em.

David Akers kicks 63-yard field goal Updated: September 9, 2012, 11:09 PM ET ESPN.com news services <!-- end mod-article-title --><!-- begin story body --> 49ers Hold Off Packers David Akers ties an NFL record for longest field goal, sinking 63-yard attempt in 49ers' 30-22 win over Packers.

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- 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.

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The Long and Short of It

David Akers tied the NFL record for longest made field goal during Sunday's game against Green Bay. The 49ers veteran connected on a 63-yarder that initially bounced off the crossbar before going through the uprights. Here's a look at the longest FGs in league history:

Year Player Yards
2012 David Akers 63
2011 Sebastian Janikowski 63
1998 Jason Elam 63
1970 Tom Dempsey 63
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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 and let out a yell to celebrate.

"When you hit the goal post at any part it usually makes that horrific noise and then it usually bounces back," Akers said after the Niners' 30-22 victory. "This time it got there. It was a sweet bounce. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime type of a deal."

The three other kickers to hit 63-yarders were Denver's Jason Elam in 1998, New Orleans' Tom Dempsey in 1970 and Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski in 2011.

Akers' third field goal of the half helped the 49ers take a 16-7 lead over the Packers at halftime.

He kicked three field goals in all.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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