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The kick appeared to be long enough to be good from a distance of approximately 65 yards, and broke his previous career-best of 54 yards on Dec. 5 of last season.
Prior to Gould’s bomb on Sunday, Kevin Butler and Bob Thomas were tied for the longest field goals in franchise history (55 yards). Butler connected on 55-yarders twice: on Dec. 12, 1993 at Tampa Bay, and on Oct. 25, 1993 against the Minnesota Vikings. Thomas kicked a 55-yard field goal game in 1975 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Gould came into the game Sunday with 788 career points, second most in franchise history. Gould has connected on six field goals from 50 yards or longer this season, and is now 11 of 13 on field goal attempts from 50-plus yards since 2009.
Gould's 83.3 percent accuracy on field goals of 50-plus yards coming into Sunday ranked as the best in the NFL over the last three years.
Robbie Gould's 57-yard field goal on Sunday set a new franchise record.