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Akers kicks 4 FGs, 49ers hold off Seahawks 19-17

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 1:34 a.m. MDT

Seattle Seahawks'  Ricardo Lockette, left, catches a 44-yard pass as  San Francisco 49ers'  Carlos Rogers defends in the first half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Seattle.  (Elaine Thompson, Associated Press) Seattle Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette, left, catches a 44-yard pass as San Francisco 49ers' Carlos Rogers defends in the first half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson, Associated Press)

SEATTLE — David Akers kicked four field goals, including a 39-yarder with 2:57 left to give San Francisco the lead, and the 49ers held on for a 19-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

Larry Grant sealed the win by forcing Tarvaris Jackson's fumble that was recovered by Donte Whitner with 1:07 left. San Francisco, which already clinched the NFC West, remained in position for the No. 2 seed in the conference and a first-round playoff bye.

Akers set an NFL record with his 42nd field goal of the season. Frank Gore had a 4-yard touchdown run on the 49ers' first drive of the second half.

Marshawn Lynch scored on a 4-yard run with 6:41 left to give Seattle a 17-16 lead. It was the first touchdown rushing allowed by San Francisco this season and his 11th straight game with a score.

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