Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould nears record for long field goals

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Robbie Gould is nearing the NFL record for consecutive field goals of 50-plus yards.

Robbie Gould of the Chicago Bears is nearing an NFL record for field goals. As noted by the Chicago Tribune, Gould has made nine consecutive field goals of 50 or more yards, the longest active streak in the NFL. The record is 11-straight by Tony Zendejas from 1988 to 1993 with the Oilers and Rams. Gould has managed to kick nine since the streak began in Week 11 of the 2010 season.

As noted, Gould only attempted two field goals of 50-plus yards over his first four seasons. That's 63 regular season games. He's conected on 12 of his last 14 attempts from that distance, and has missed just four of them in his career. That's a 75 percent mark in that stat, which is good for third in NFL history with a minimum of 10 attempts.

Chicago faces a pretty tough Dallas defense in Week 4, but they haven't exactly been stingy with touchdowns this season. With two more 50-plus field goals required to tie the record, it's not exactly likely that he gets the mark this week, but he's showing no signs of slowing don at this point, either way.

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