49ers' Jim Harbaugh expects David Akers to rebound

Dilip Vishwanat

The 49ers head coach has confidence that his veteran kicker will be fine despite missing a potential game-winning 51-yard field goal in overtime last Sunday.

Despite David Akers' miss of a crucial 51-yard field goal in the San Francisco 49ers 16-13 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams last Sunday, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh expects his kicker to bounce back, according to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News.

Akers missed the potential game-winner wide right, and moments later Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein nailed a 54-yard attempt to give St. Louis the upset victory.

The 37-year-old Akers was listed on the team's injury report last week with a pelvis injury, but did not use the injury as an excuse for the miss. He made an extra point following a first quarter touchdown by Frank Gore and hit 23- and 33-yard kicks prior to missing the game-winner. Akers has missed nine of his last 24 field goal attempts, but Harbaugh thinks the veteran will be fine, via the Merc News:

"He's working through something, but he's kicked well in practice. He's kicked well in game. I thought the one that he hit in (overtime) was well hit. It just didn't go in."

The 49ers host to the Miami Dolphins at Candlestick Park on Sunday. Kickoff is slated for 1:05 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on CBS.

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