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Philadelphia Eagles David Akers: A Glaring Hole or Special Team Stud?

Article By on 8th July, 2009

... Eagles great. 

During his career he has placed the ball on the correct side of the uprights 81 percent of the time. He has scored over 1,000 points as an Eagle. 

In 2008, Akers led the NFC with 144 points, set an NFL record by connecting on 19 straight postseason field goal attempts, set a career high for touchbacks with 17, and became the longest tenured kicker in Eagles' history.

If you look at his 2008 stats, it really does seem as though Akers is a solid NFL kicker. 

So why do I have doubts? Maybe it's not the kicks that he makes, but the ones that he doesn't.

In Week Four, 2008, the Eagles struggled against a strong Bears defense. Akers was 2-for-4 in this game. The final score: Bears win ...

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