49ers Kicker Bailed Out By Flop?

10:37 PM, Feb 3, 2013   |    comments
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San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers was bailed out by a World Cup-worthy flop after missing a crucial field goal in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

Akers pushed a 38-yard attempt wide right but was given another opportunity after officials flagged Chykie Brown for a running into the kicker penalty. The Niners kicker, who missed the most field goals in the NFL this season, converted the 33-yard attempt to cut the Baltimore Ravens' lead to 28-23.

Replays showed Brown rolling into Akers after the attempt, which would justify the five-yard penalty. A closer review of the clip shows that Akers actually dropped before Brown rolled into him. It was a classic flop that would have made Vlade Divac or Cristiano Ronaldo proud.

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