There aren't too many times that a NFL team will attempt a 63-yard field goal, since missing the difficult kick will result in great field position for the opposing team.
But with only seconds left in the first half in their game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers didn't have to worry about that when they sent kicker David Akers out to try what would tie the record for the longest kick in league history.
The Green Bay Packers hung on and defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 21-16, in NFC playoff action, on Sunday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. the Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.
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