Cundiff hoping for another playoff shot

SF signed kicker for playoff games

Published On: Jan 09 2013 07:29:12 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 07:30:07 AM CST
San Francisco 49'ers helmet
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -

There's no questioning how badly Billy Cundiff wants another chance in the playoffs after the way last season ended.

Cundiff and the Baltimore Ravens stayed home after he missed a potential tying 32-yard field goal in the closing seconds of the AFC championship game and New England went to the Super Bowl last season instead.

These days, Cundiff has no qualms discussing his greatest career disappointment. He hopes to soon make a new impression on the NFL's postseason -- succeeding as San Francisco's starting kicker.

While coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to name Cundiff or incumbent David Akers the top guy for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against Green Bay, Cundiff is preparing as if he will play.