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Akers surprised self with 63-yard field goal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in - after bouncing off the crossbar.

Akers knows well that this one easily could have missed badly, and poked fun at himself as he relived the record-tying kick this week.

"It's about like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Akers said, once finally able to reflect and watch the field goal on film. "It was neat to get the opportunity and to finish it off …

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