Former Penn State kicker Robbie Gould is one game away from playing in the Super Bowl. The 15-year NFL veteran helped the San Francisco 49ers punch their ticket to the NFC Championship Game on Saturday night with a game-winning field goal from 45 yards to upset the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers in Lambeau Field.
The sequence of events that led to Gould getting a chance for a game-winning field goal could not have been scripted. In a defensive battle highlighted by special teams plays, the 49ers tied the game at 10-10 with just under five minutes to play in the game when they blocked a Packers punt deep in the Green Bay end and made a short return for a touchdown. After the Green Bay offense got the ball back on the ensuing kickoff, the San Francisco defense forced a three-and-out aided by an illegal motion penalty on