There was plenty of kicker craziness in Week 10, from Raiders P Shane Lechler’s pass attempt to Panthers PK Olindo Mare’s surprise onside kick attempt. But craziness is best when it’s effective, and so the crazy kicker of the week is 49ers PK David Akers. Akers successfully pulled off a surprise onside kick in the second quarter against the New York Giants, allowing the 49ers to kick two consecutive field goals and take a 9-6 lead. The 49ers had scouted the opportunity before the game, and head coach Jim Harbaugh nearly pulled the trigger the drive before. But when the Niners saw the right look yet again, they called on Akers, and he delivered. You can watch the play here.
Congrats to David Akers, our crazy kicker of the week.
Crazy Kickers of the Week 2011
Week 9: P Chas Henry, Eagles
Week 6: P Shane Lechler, Raiders
Week 5: P Daniel Sepulveda, Steelers
Week 4: PK Mason Crosby, Packers
Week 2: P Michael Koenen, Buccaneers
Week 1: P Sam Koch, Ravens
Preseason Week 4: P Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs
Preseason Week 2: P Andy Lee, 49ers
Preseason Week 1: PK Josh Brown, Rams