"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."