David Akers Remains Biggest Concern For 49ers Heading Into Super BowlAs San Francisco goes down their checklist for the Super Bowl, they are missing something. The offense is clicking, the defense continues to impress, but David Akers has put a big question mark on the kicking game. In a game where 3 points could mean the difference between a win or a loss, the 49ers hope that Akers is the reliable kicker he has been for most of his career, and not the player as of late, who is anything but consistent. by Jerrell Richardson
Mum's The Word On Kicker For Saturday, But Billy Cundiff Is Best OptionOne of the major concerns for the 49ers as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers Saturday is the kicking game. For a team that has such a sound defense, three points can go a long way, and more times then not playoff games are decided by a last second field goal. As David Akers has regressed this season, the team signed Billy Cundiff to evaluate the teams kicking options, yet with the game less then a week away there has still been no decision made. This in camp battle doesn't figure to have a winner declared until right before the game, but with no clear favorite, the best option for the team is to deactivate Akers and go with the new guy.
St. Louis Rams Stun San Francisco 49ers In Defensive StruggleAlthough the two teams tied last time, nobody gave the Rams a shot in the rematch against the 49ers. San Francisco scored first and it looked like a rout, but St. Louis fought hard for four quarters, forced overtime, earned the upset, and won the season series against the NFC West-leading 49ers.