The San Francisco 49ers improved to 4-10 on the season with a last second win over the Tennessee Titans. Jimmy Garoppolo will get a lot of the publicity in the win, but kicker Robbie Gould was one of the heroes of the day. He converted all six of his field goals, including a game-winner from 45 yards out.
Gould set a career high with the six field goals. He had previously kicked five field goals in a game twice, both of which happened to occur earlier this season. He took home NFC Special Teams Player of Week in Week 13 when he scored all the 49ers point in a 15-14 win. Considering he was responsible for 18 of the 49ers 25 points this week, there’s a very good chance he takes home another Player of the Week award.
After the game, Gould said this is the most fun he’s had in his 13 years of NFL kicking. Whether or not you think he’s exaggerating, it is easy to see this team having a good time. Losing nine straight to start the season wouldn’t have anybody overly happy, but morale never seemed to sink for this team. And now, winning four of five and apparently having figured out the quarterback position has everybody extremely excited. So yea, I can see how this sudden turnaround has people enjoying life.
Gould is rolling along, and he has a great shot at a Pro Bowl berth. He has converted 36 of 38 field goals, which puts him second only to Greg Zuerlein who has converted 38 of 40 attempts. Gould has not missed a field goal since Week 8, and he has been the difference in two of their four wins (and almost a third win). Signed for one more year, maybe we see Gould extended before anybody else.