You can’t give even a bad kicker a second try

The Ravens are suddenly the ones making all the mistakes, and they just made a big one. San Francisco kicker David Akers, who has been wildly unreliable throughout this season, missed a field goal wide left after the 49ers’ drive stalled.

Only a Baltimore player ran into Akers, giving him another try on fourth down — and five yards closer. Yep, he made it the second time, and a team that once trailed by 22 points (in this same quarter!) now trails by five.

Also on Early Lead

Lincoln's rom-com romp