Cundiff Hoping For Another Playoff Shot With NinersThere's no questioning how badly Billy Cundiff wants another chance in the playoffs after the way last season ended.
Daily Madden: A Disappointing BCS Title GameAlabama steamrolled previously undefeated Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS title game Monday night.
KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers Desperately Seeking KickerThe 49ers approach Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff game against the Packers with a real problem: they don't know who'll be their placekicker.
Akers, Cundiff Both Could Be On 49er Playoff RosterCoach Jim Harbaugh said there's a "good chance" both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn't specify whether each would be among the 46 active players but did say "that's conceivable." Harbaugh indicated one of the two has already earned a lead for the job but wouldn't say who it is.
Daily Madden: What's Wrong With Akers?David Akers and Billy Cundiff began their kicking competition at the 49ers practice facility Thursday as the team prepares for next weekend's playoff game.
Nothing But Good News From Practice As 49ers Wait On Next OpponentAs the 49ers sit back and wait for the rest of the NFC to duke it out in the first round of the playoffs, they can continue to focus on getting healthy and figured out what to do with David Akers. Although there is still a lot to be determined, both of these issues are being addressed, and the team will have a little over a week to determine what direction they want to go in the kicking department, and the status of Justin Smith.
Daily Madden: The 49ers Need Competition At The Kicker SpotTroubled by the inconsistency of field goal kicker David Akers, the 49ers signed former Redskin Billy Cundiff to compete with Akers.
San Francisco 49ers Turn Attention To Kicking Game WoesDavid Akers wrapped up a regular season that he would like to forget. Unfortunately, with the playoffs around the corner and a team that needs contributions from all phases, the team can't forget. The result is that with time to prepare for their eventual playoff game, San Francisco is working out kickers to make sure that specials teams is not again the downfall of this team in the postseason.

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