Bears kicker Robbie Gould became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer in Sunday’s 18-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs when he sent his second field goal of the day through the uprights.
He immediately ran toward the back of the end zone to retrieve his record-setting ball and nearly had to beg the ball boy — or ball man — to let him have it.
Gould finished the day with 1,118 points in his career, two more than longtime Bears kicker Kevin Butler.
A week ago, when Gould nailed the game-winning 49-yard field goal against the Raiders, Gould invoked the name of Michael Jordan when he said that like the Bulls’ all-time great, Gould wanted the ball in pressure situations with the game on the line.
It wasn’t the smartest thing to say, but as long as he keeps making his kicks, I think we’ll all allow it.