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WATN: David Akers Setting Records

Sep 19, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

Former Eagles kicker David Akers set the Candlestick Park record for longest field goal in only his second game in a 49ers uniform.

Alex Smith and the 49ers showed a little something against the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Unfortunately, Tony Romo strapped up and played through cracked ribs to lead his team to an overtime victory.

One play of note, however, was former Eagle fan-favorite David Akers kicking a 55-yard field which set a new record for longest in Candlestick Park history. Akers’ absence in Philadelphia hasn’t really been felt on the field just yet, but it’s still early. Birds fans are likely glad to see him off to a good start in San Fran.