National Football League
San Francisco 19, Seattle 17
When: 4:15 PM ET, Saturday, December 24, 2011
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Temperature: 48°
Head Official: Ron Winter
Attendance: 66697

David Akers booted four field goals and set an NFL single-season record as the San Francisco 49ers edged the Seahawks 19-17 in Seattle on Saturday.

Akers connected from 53, 29, 44 and 39 yards on the day. His final field goal came with 2:57 to play and erased Seattle’s short-lived 17-16 to cap the scoring.

Akers has 42 successful field goals for the season, eclipsing the previous record of 40 set by Neil Rackers with Arizona.

Heath Farwell blocked a San Francisco punt and Marshawn Lynch scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown on the next play giving Seattle the fourth-quarter lead. But San Francisco (12-3) quickly marched down the field and Akers capped the drive with his fourth field goal.

Seattle had two more chances to reclaim the lead but quarterback Tarvaris Jackson fumbled on one possession and the Niners stopped the Seahawks on downs on the next.

Lynch gained 107 yards on 21 carries and scored the first rushing touchdown against San Francisco all season.

The Seahawks (7-8) were eliminated from the playoffs with Detroit's victory over San Diego.

With Green Bay likely to claim the NFC’s best record, the 49ers are trying to hold off New Orleans for the No. 2 seed. The Saints host Atlanta on Monday.

Seattle led 10-3 at the half, getting a touchdown pass from Jackson to Doug Baldwin from 13 yards out in the first quarter and a short Steven Hauschka field goal just before intermission.

San Francisco, which got a 53-yarder by Akers in the second quarter, tied the game on a 4-yard run by Frank Gore on its first drive of the second half to tie the game.

The Niners took their first lead of the game when Akers booted a 29-yard field goal late in the third quarter.

Top Game Performances
San Francisco   Seattle
Frank Gore Player Marshawn Lynch
23 Attempts 21
83 Yards 107
3.6 Avg Yards 5.1
1 Touchdowns 1
14 Long 18
San Francisco   Seattle
Michael Crabtree Player Ricardo Lockette
5 Receptions 1
85 Yards 44
17.0 Avg Yards 44.0
0 Touchdowns 0
41 Long 44
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
San Francisco 349 178 171 1 4 0 4.0 1
Seattle 265 124 141 2 1 0 2.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Seahawks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The 49ers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.