Every Chicago Bears fan around the world was watching closely on Saturday night as public enemy number one, Aaron Rodgers, looked like he was going to advance to another NFC Championship Game.
The entire game, Rodgers and the Packers looked like they were in control, although it was a hard-fought matchup that remained close. The low-scoring affair stood at 10-3 later in the fourth quarter until the 49ers tied it up.
It was only fitting that San Francisco would get the ball back with just enough time to march down the field and give a Bears legend his chance to send Rodgers and the Packers home — at home.
On the road, at Lambeau, in the snow and on a huge playoff stage, former Bears kicker Robbie Gould nailed a game-winning 45-yard field goal to knock the Packers out of the playoffs.
Former Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould prepared Saturday night like he was about to do something legendary.
That kick was no surprise to Gould or his teammates. After all, Gould spent his pregame routine completely disrespecting the opponent.
During the Packers’ player introductions on Saturday night, Gould continued to warm up, kicking field goals directly over the line of Green Bay players. The crowd might have been going wild for their home team introductions, but Gould didn’t care.
This man was all business. He didn’t care about no stinkin’ player introductions.
It was only fitting that a former Bears kicker acted this savagely in a stadium home to Chicago’s most bitter rival — and in a season which saw Rodgers utterly disrespect the Bears and their fan base, too.
To top off an epic finish to an epic night, 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was caught on a mic catching up with Gould after the game-winning kick. He had this to say to his kicker:
"”You’re a f***ing legend, man! F*** the Packers!”"
The Bears may be watching this at home, but everybody knows just how sweet it was to witness a night like this.
Gould and the 49ers sent Green Bay packing in the sweetest way possible. Now, the storylines begin raging once more in regards to what Rodgers will do and if he’ll end up sticking around.
Gould did so much damage with just one swift kick. That kick meant everything. He may not be a Bear anymore, but Gould still spends a lot of time around Chicago and loves the city. You have to believe just a small part of him was happy to make that kick for Bears fans, too.
Robbie Gould. Savage. Legend.