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Akers Takes One for Team

Sep 25, 2005, 6:12 PM EDT

Akersinpain_1David Akers, almost in tears from the pain, kicked the game winning field goal on one leg with 12 seconds left.
I said on Friday that I was worried about Akers leg:

Donovan, T.O., and Akers are all banged up, but practiced on Thursday
and appear ready to go.  I worry more about Akers injury than the other
two.  McNabb and Owens are used to being banged up,but I’m not sure how
Akers will be affected.

You have to hand it to Akers for sucking up the pain and coming in when his team needed him most.  He really showed why Philly fans embrace their kicker.  Donovan also appeared to be in discomfort for much of the game.  He looked a little off early, missing some wide open targets, but bounced back and played well through the pain late.  He finished with 365 yards passing.  BWest showed up LaMont Jordan by putting up 208 yards of offense and two TDs.

The defense continued to impress by keeping Randy Moss out of the end zone, but the D line didn’t seem to get enough pressure, allowing Kerry Collins to have a lot of time to find open receivers.  Another bend but don’t break performance out of the D.

It wasn’t pretty, but it’s another notch in the win column.


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