If you are watching the Philadelphia Eagles play the Chicago Bears and you are a Bears fan, you are probably missing Robbie Gould right now.
It's only Connor Barth's first game playing in Chicago and already he has missed a field goal Gould never has and never would miss.
Early in the first quarter, Barth was brought on to kick a 31-yard field goal and he botched it. That's right. A 31-yard field goal. That's pretty much an extra point now. Barth clanked his attempt off the post.
Gould, meanwhile, never missed one that short.
Connor Barth missed a 31-yard field goal tonight.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 20, 2016
Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould was 101-101 on field goals 31-yards & under.
Surprisingly, that isn't the craziest thing about that play. Check out this stat:
Opposing kickers were 27 of 27 on FGs against the Eagles last season. That was the first time a team missed a FG since Nov. 18, 2014.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) September 20, 2016
That is just absolutely ridiculous. Imagine how deflating it must be knowing Gould made all his field goals from that range, and every other kicker made their attempts against the Eagles last season.
Rough start for Barth in Chicago.