12/24/2011 06:59 EST | Updated 02/23/2012 05:12 EST

49ers kicker David Akers makes 41st field goal of the season to set NFL record

SEATTLE - 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.