San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers is coming off a season in which he converted 44 out of 52 field goal attempts, the most in the NFL. Today, the 37-year-old picked up right where he left off, knocking in three field goals in the first half. The last of the three, coming in the final seconds of the second quarter, was a 63-yard conversion that tied an NFL record for the longest field goal in league history. Video of the kick is below.
Akers himself didn't even think he'd make the kick, as shown by his facial reaction after it bounced up and over the uprights. The field goal gave the 49ers a 16-7 halftime lead over the Green Bay Packers.