The 49ers woes inside the red zone is a story all by itself, but because of their struggles this season, place-kicker David Akers has now tied Jerry Rice for the all-time franchise point record with 138. He also surpassed Mike Cofer, who was in second place with 136 points.
Akers converted a 22-yard field goal to give San Francisco a 3-0 lead early against the Steelers. With the field goal, Akers is now just three field goals away from tying Neil Racker's record for the most in a season. The 49ers have two more games in addition to tonight's, so that record could definitely be broken in the coming weeks.
Here is a video of Akers tying the record on Monday Night Football:
A big congratulations to David Akers for breaking the record. Head coach Jim Harbaugh probably isn't too happy, especially because the record was broken after an impressive drive stalled at the four yard line, but he'll take it.
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