His career mark of 87.7 percent ranks second in NFL

SANTA CLARA http://www.49erslockerroom.com/authentic-matt-breida-jersey , Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers placed the franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould on Tuesday, keeping him locked up for the 2019 season for a price tag of about $5 million.Gould has been the NFL’s most accurate kicker during his two seasons with San Francisco and could have been a target to return to the Chicago Bears if he hit the open market.The Bears are planning to release kicker Cody Parkey after he missed a field goal off the left upright and crossbar in the closing seconds of a 16-15 wild-card loss to Philadelphia at home last month.Gould, 36, was at the game with his family, which has remained in the Chicago area even after the Bears released him following the 2015 season. But with few key projected free agents on their roster, the 49ers decided to use the tag on one of their most reliable players.In two seasons with San Francisco, Gould has made 72 of 75 field goal attempts and 55 of 59 extra points. He leads the NFL in made field goals and field goal percentage over that span.Gould missed only one of 33 field goal tries last season when he set the 49ers record for single-season accuracy. His career mark of 87.7 percent ranks second in NFL history to Baltimore’s Justin Tucker among players with at least 100 made field goals.Gould converted more than 85 percent of his field goals and missed just four of his 383 extra points as a member of the Bears from 2005-15. He amassed 1 Joe Staley Jersey ,207 points before general manager Ryan Pace and former coach John Fox let him go just before the start of the 2016 season.In the three years since, he has combined to make 82 of 85 field goals for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. Chicago kickers, by comparison, are 57 of 75 in that span. The San Francisco 49ers have once again destroyed an opponent, and everyone wonders whom they have beat. That’s a tired narrative. The win puts them at 7-0, and they maintain their lead in the NFC West. The West is quickly becoming the best division in the NFL and the most competitive if it hasn’t already. Three of its four teams managed to pull out a win over the weekend and keep pace with the 49ers. After Week 9, the countdown begins. For one week Malcolm Smith Jersey , the NFC West was all at .500. Not anymore. Let’s get to it: Seattle Seahawks(6-2)This was a weird one. The Seahawks won their game in the first half with 24 unanswered points. In the second half, they managed just three points as a Matt Schaub-led Falcons team got back into it with 20 points.The Falcons did everything they could to give the Seahawks this game. When you look at the play between the two halves, it was not that convincing. Still, a win is a win is a win. The 49ers have had some mighty ugly wins in 2019 as well, so we can’t judge.The big takeaway is the Seahawks stay within pace of the 49ers.Los Angeles Rams (5-3)The Rams played a game in London against the Cincinnati Bengals. . The Bengals have yet to win a game, and the Rams are trying to get on track after getting Jalen Ramsey locked down. That alone should give you an idea of how this went. 24-10 isn’t exactly a convincing win over one of the worst teams in the league (especially when you think of what the 49ers did to the Bengals in their own house), but the Rams right the ship and get out of London.Arizona Cardinals (3-4-1)The Cardinals played the New Orleans Saints. A New Orleans Saints team that just got Drew Brees back. And for the briefest of moments Kentavius Street Jersey White , they showed some fight. And three field goals were all that fight got them.Meanwhile, Drew Brees teed things up in the second quarter, and before you knew, the game ended 31-9, Saints. Considering the game was played in New Orleans, this might come as no surprise. The Saints are primed for a collision course with the 49ers in a few weeks, and we’ll see ho that goes. That game could show us what we are looking at with the 2019 postseason. Into Week 9The 49ers and the Cardinals will square off for their Thursday Night Football game on Halloween Womens Marquise Goodwin Jersey , and the 49ers have a chance to go further up in the division. The game will be in Arizona, so take from that what you will.The Rams have a bye. So. Bye.The Seahawks will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers have been great friends to the 49ers, losing in Week 1 to San Francisco, and then winning against the Rams. If they can knock Seattle off in Seattle, it not only will be epic chaos, but it would be a huge favor for the 49ers in tie-breaking procedures for the common games (the third tier of a tiebreaker). That should be an interesting game.1st: San Francisco 49ers; Next: at Arizona Cardinals2nd: Seattle Seahawks; Next: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers3rd: Los Angeles Rams; Next: BYE4th: Arizona Cardinals; Next: vs. San Francisco 49ers

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