Winning start for 49ers
Akers and Smith inspire San Francisco
Last Updated: 10/09/12 7:17am
Alex Smith: Broke Steve Young's franchise record
A record-equalling field goal from David Akers helped San Francisco 49ers began their season with a 30-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Akers' monster 63-yard effort just before half-time bounced off the crossbar and through the upright.
Only three other kickers - Sebastian Janikowski, Jason Elam and Tom Dempsey - have achieved the feat in the NFL of landing 63-yard field goals.
Akers also slotted over two - closer range - efforts for the 49ers, but he was not the only player in the record books for the franchise.
Alex Smith broke a San Francisco record as he completed his 185th pass without interception to overhaul the previous best held by Steve Young.
Smith completed 20-of-26 passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and a 125.6 quarterback rating.
Smith connected with veteran wide receiver Randy Moss and tight end Vernon Davis, while Frank Gore rushed for 112 yards and a 23-yard touchdown.
Rival quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 30-of-44 passes for 303 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
Randall Cobb ran a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown, with Jermichael Finley and James Jones collecting scoring passes from Rodgers.