David Akers is on about as good a run as he has ever been on. Including his 32-yard game-winner yesterday against the Redskins, Akers has now made 16 straight field goals for the Eagles. It hasn't been a run of total cheapies, either. In order, the yardage list since his last miss has been 45, 47, 44, 30, 35, 45, 48, 52, 18, 25, 25, 25, 29, 24, 41, 32.
Sixteen in a row is one short of his personal record of 17, set in 2001. But the circumstances more than the number - he kicked No. 16 with 1:48 left in the 27-24 victory, capping a furious fourth-quarter comeback for the Eagles - were what had Akers talking so excitedly after the game.