Broncos' Matt Prater sets NFL mark with 64-yard field goal

DENVER, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal in Sunday's game against Tennessee.

NFL: Detroit 31, Dallas 30

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford's touchdown dive with 12 seconds remaining Sunday capped a stirring late comeback that boosted the Detroit Lions over Dallas 31-30.

NFL: Detroit 40, New England 9

DETROIT, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- David Akers finished off four Detroit drives with field goals Thursday and the Lions piled up almost 500 yards in rolling over New England 40-9.

NFL: Cleveland 24, Detroit 6

CLEVELAND, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Brandon Weeden threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns during the first half Thursday, leading Cleveland to a 24-6 preseason win over Detroit.

NFL: St. Louis 16, San Francisco 13 (OT)

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Greg Zuerlein booted a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime Sunday, hoisting the St. Louis Rams to a 16-13 win over San Francisco.

NFL: San Fran. 24, St. Louis 24 (OT, tie)

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Neither David Akers nor Greg Zuerlein could convert overtime field goals Sunday, resulting in a 24-24 tie between the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams.

NFL: San Francisco 13 Seattle 6

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A 12-yard throw from Alex Smith to Delanie Walker put San Francisco in front in the third period Thursday and the 49ers held on to down Seattle 13-6.

NFL: San Francisco 27, Detroit 19

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Alex Smith hooked up with Vernon Davis on two touchdown passes Sunday and the San Francisco 49ers bested Detroit 27-19.

NFL: San Francisco 30, Green Bay 22

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- David Akers booted a record-tying, 63-yard field goal Sunday and the San Francisco 49ers went on to log a season-opening 30-22 win over Green Bay.

NFL: San Francisco 29, Denver 24

DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning fired two touchdown passes to Eric Decker Sunday, but the San Francisco 49ers rallied for a 29-24 pre-season win over Denver.

NFL: San Francisco 19, Seattle 17

SEATTLE, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- David Akers' fourth field goal of the game came late in the fourth quarter Saturday and lifted the San Francisco 49ers past Seattle 19-17.

NFL: San Francisco 23, Arizona 7

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Alex Smith's two touchdown passes Sunday lifted the San Francisco 49ers to their eighth straight victory, a 23-7 spanking of Arizona.

NFL: San Francisco 19, Washington 11

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Frank Gore rushed for over 100 yards for the fifth straight week Sunday, sparking the San Francisco 49ers' 19-11 victory over Washington.

NFL: San Francisco 20, Cleveland 10

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Frank Gore rushed for 134 yards and touchdown on 31 carries Sunday, powering the San Francisco 49ers to their fifth straight win, 20-10 over Cleveland.

NFL: San Francisco 25, Detroit 19

DETROIT, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Delanie Walker put San Francisco in front with a fourth-down touchdown catch with 1:51 to play Sunday and the 49ers held on for a 25-19 win over Detroit.
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David Akers
Philadelphia Eagles kicker David Akers (2) and quarterback Koy Detmer (10) celebrate Akers 49 yard fieldgoal on January 1, 2006 in a game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 32-20. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

David Roy Akers ( /ˈeɪkərz/; born December 9, 1974) is a left footed American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 1997. He played college football at Louisville.

Akers has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Berlin Thunder, and Philadelphia Eagles. He has made the Pro Bowl five times in his career.

Akers attended Tates Creek High School in Lexington.

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