David Akers: '2012 season a head-scratcher'

San Fran kicker David Akers during practice on January 3, 2013
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David Akers says that he has felt good kicking all year, despite missing a number of field goal attempts for the San Francisco 49ers.

David Akers has described his dip in form during the 2012 NFL season as a "head-scratcher".

The San Francisco 49ers kicker missed 13 field goal attempts during the regular season, and a 38-yard kick against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game earlier this month.

The 38-year-old told CSN Bay Area: "I felt good all year, just doing the same thing in practice we've done all year. And wish those points would've counted in games. I had a great practice season, and training camp and pre-games. So it's one of those things.

"It's been a head-scratcher. But I'm still going to be positive about going into this game, 60 minutes away from possibility of being a world champion.

"You look at the kicks, it's so minute on how far they're off. We're talking inches on a lot of kicks. That's a frustrating thing because an inch is a mile in our game."

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has confirmed that he will be sticking with Akers as kicker during the Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

San Fran kicker David Akers during practice on January 3, 2013
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