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Akers Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Month

It's a special time for David Akers.

On Wednesday, Akers was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for the second straight November. Tomorrow, Akers will set the franchise record for most games played.

In four games this month, Akers was successful in 13 of 14 field goal attempts. He had three games in which he had at least four field goals. Akers was also a perfect 13 of 13 in extra point attempts.

This is the fourth player of the month honor for the NFL's All-Decade kicker. He has also won the Special Teams Player of the Week honor seven times in his illustrious Eagles career.

For the year, Akers is 24 of 29 (82.8 percent) in his field goal attempts and leads the league with 104 points. He is also fourth in the league with a career-high 19 touchbacks. This is the 10th 100-point season of Akers' career and fifth in a row.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 1:24 p.m., December 1

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