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David Akers: '2012 season a head-scratcher'

Akers: '2012 season a head-scratcher'
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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.

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