David Akers' Top 5 Career Highlights with the Philadelphia Eagles

Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIIDecember 5, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 11:  Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants stiff arms kicker David Akers #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles on a return during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 11, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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On Thursday Night Football against the Houston Texans, kicker David Akers set the Eagles' all-time record for games played.

He played in his 184th game, breaking the record of 183 set by free safety Brian Dawkins.

Akers has been with the Philadelphia Eagles since the 1999 season. He is the longest-tenured Philadelphia athlete. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and will probably earn his fifth Pro Bowl selection after this season.

To honor his breaking of one of the most prestigious records in franchise history, I am going to recap his top five career moments.


5. Game-winning field goal against Oakland Raiders with torn hamstring in 2005.

In 2005, Akers tore his hamstring on his non-kicking leg during the Eagles' opening kickoff against the Oakland Raiders.

He left the game but returned in the second half—with a heavily taped leg—to make two extra points.

The Eagles were tied 20-20 with just seconds left in the fourth quarter. Akers was called on to kick a 28-yard field goal.

He converted the field goal, and then collapsed in pain. His kick won the game for the Eagles, but he missed the next four games.


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