It is rare that a kicker has a “revenge game,” but San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould got to enjoy one on Sunday. The Chicago Bears released Gould at the start of the 2016 season, and in his first game back in Chicago, Gould converted all five of his field goal attempts. The 49ers won 15-14, with Gould scoring all the points.
This is the second time this season Gould has converted five field goal attempts. He did so in the team’s 18-15 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Prior to that, he had never reached five field goals, converting four of them 11 different times.
After the game, Gould described the performance as bittersweet given his history with Chicago.
“Meant a lot for me to come back here, play against some of my former teammates. Obviously, I got cut two years ago. The things that I’ve done to get to where I’m at today. Went about with a lot of coaches and players who have been in my corner, so, for me, that one’s kinda bittersweet.”
Gould said it was amicable parting when he was cut, but this definitely meant a little more to him. After he kicked the game-winner, he gave the Bears sideline a stare. He was happy to send a message in the 49ers victory.