SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The last thing David Akers wants to do is let down his team. And he's not sure why he even needs to publicly say as much.
Akers has been kicking footballs for a living long enough to know there are some rough stretches - and he is in a bit of one at the moment.
Only a year ago, Akers seemed almost perfect, and he practically was: setting an NFL single-season record with 44 field goals. This season, he is 15 for 21 - and missed wide left on a 41-yard try in overtime of last Sunday's 24-24 tie with the Rams that would have won the game.
No blaming this wayward kick on the Candlestick wind or any other elements. He just missed.
Not that his teammates seem worried.

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