Eagles Vs Packers: David Akers Talks About Missed FGs

PHILADELPHIA PA - JANUARY 09: David Akers #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9 2011 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

While you can't call David Akers the goat of this game because let's be honest... the offense and defense weren't wowing anyone either today... there's no doubt that Akers was one of the goats after missing FGs of 34 and 41. Those six points left on the board ended up being the difference.

He was asked after the game whether this was the toughest moment of his career?

"Sure, football-wise, yes. It's the playoffs and you've got to do your job to keep things going. It's a tough day."

He also addressed whether the wind affecting his kicks?

"It was really all over the place today. You could see, we were kicking deep both ways at times and short both ways at times. It shifted all over the place. It's Lincoln Financial [Field] and I've played here a lot of years. You just go out and feel it how you feel it at that time. Sometimes you guess right, sometimes you guess wrong, and I did on the 41 [yard field goal attempt], that's for sure."

There's literally no person on the planet that knows how the winds at Lincoln Financial Field affects kicks better than Akers.

On the missed 34-yard field goal?

"I don't know. I have to watch again. It didn't feel right. It came off a little weird. I don't know, I just have to look at it. It doesn't really matter -- it didn't go through."

Finally, on his mindset late in the game?

"I want to do whatever I can to help the team. I just don't want to hurt. Any opportunity I go out there, I want to do well for them. I really feel badly for my teammates, coaches, the organization and all that. I've made a lot of kicks in my day. Today, missing them, it hurts. I don't know what else to say. I didn't do what I should be doing."

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