Yesterday Chicago Bears' kicker Robbie Gould went 2 for 2 on field goals in the Bears comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs, to push his season total to 11 for 11. But it was his 2nd field goal in K.C. that made history.
In the 3rd quarter, with a snap by Thomas Gafford and a hold by Pat O'Donnell, Robbie Gould connected on a 30 yard field goal for points 1,116, 1,117 and 1,118, to surpass Kevin Butler's franchise record of 1,116 points.
Besides holding Chicago's scoring record, Gould is also their all time leader in field goals made (254), field goals of 50 yards or more (19) and longest field goal (58 yards). Gould trails Butler in extra points made by 31 and in field goal attempts by 37.
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His career high in scoring came in 2006 when he racked up 143 points, which is one point shy of Butler's record 144 which was set in 1985. Gould did set the franchise record for field goals made in a season with 32 in 2006.
Gould is 7th in field goal accuracy in the history of the NFL at 86.102%.