LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 6: David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking a first half field goal against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on November 6, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
San Francisco kicker David Akers has set the NFL record for most field goals in one season with his 41st.
Akers made a 44-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter on Saturday against Seattle. It was his third made field goal of the game after earlier connecting from 53 and 29 yards.
Akers missed a 52-yard attempt in the first quarter, just his seventh missed kick of the season. For the year, Akers is 41 of 48 on field goals.
Neil Rackers held the previous record with 40 made field goals set in the 2005 season while playing for Arizona.