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Akers hopes to make good on big stage

Super Bowl XLVII could come down to the kickers

Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am

NEW ORLEANS - David Akers dropped his head in disbelief and embarrassment as another field goal strayed wide, this one clunking loudly off the upright for all to hear.

A far-too-familiar scene for the San Francisco 49ers, except this time it didn't cost them a victory. They managed to win at Atlanta and capture the NFC championship and a Super Bowl berth despite yet another monumental miss by the once-spot on Akers.

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