Monday, September 10, 2012
David Akers Ties NFL Record with 63-Yard Kick
As time runs out in the first half of the Packers-49ers game, David Akers lines up a 63-yard field goal, which would tie the NFL record. The ball flies straight as an arrow off his foot, kicked with enough force to knock down a house, but what goes up must come down.
The ball looks like it might lose steam as it enters the 10-yard line, but is still flying towards pay dirt. It pings off the bottom of the crossbar, flips in the air for a few seconds, and lands about 4 feet past. Doesn't get much closer than that.
Personally, I love to see Akers doing well. 2005 was the first and last time I played fantasy football, and I chose Akers... second round. Yes, second round. Of course that was the year he tore a hamstring only a few games in. Hamstrings appear to be working fine now, though.