Probably already been said Akers is only 1 of 5 from beyond 50 yards this season. Overall, he has missed Akers has missed eight of his past 21 field-goal attempts, including four of seven tries from 40 to 49 yards. He ranks 29th in the NFL in field-goal percentage (70.4). That's not good enough. I don't know if Kaeding is a better option. And maybe the offense should put him in betterpositions but when you need a clutch kick you have to be able to rely on your kicker, ESPECIALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS.