I was listening to WIP-610 AM last week leading up to the regular season NFL finale between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, and I heard something interesting. David Akers, who had 139 points following the Denver Broncos victory, needed just one point to score 140 or more points in consecutive seasons. A bag of shells, as me and my friends used to say, when faced with something incredibly easy. Point after touchdown is all he needs. And then it happened. Jan. 3, 2010, the Dallas Cowboys shut out the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-0 in Dallas. Akers had a chance as he set up for a 53-yard field goal in the first half early in the third quarter. Akers had the distance, but missed it wide left. It looked pretty close, but clearly missed. It was not until I saw the replay how close it was. ...
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