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Kicking with a Game on the Line
December 11, 2006
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December 11, 2006

Kicking With A Game On The Line

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"It feels a lot worse to miss one than it feels good to make one--making one is more a sense of relief that you didn't screw up," Akers says. "[Before a potential game-winner] teammates say things like 'You can hit this.' I don't respond much." Akers recalls a narrow success in Cleveland in 2004. "In overtime Coach [Andy] Reid asked what my range was in the conditions. I said 50 yards. We got to about the 32-yard line and had a 50-yard kick. If it was 51, I'm not sure we would have made it."

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