Nice to see our second favorite UofL kicker is still kickin' balls with the best of 'em.
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:
|-- ESPN Stats & Information|
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."
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.