He smacked the football with his right foot, sending it toward the field goal, but the ball hit the left upright and bounced onto the crossbar, before falling forward, resulting in a loss. Parkey, who had been under fire in Chicago well before the game for missing a league-high 10 kicks during the regular season, didn't shy away from facing the media after the contest. It was still a successful four months of football for Matt Nagy's team, but the way they lost their final game is certainly hard to swallow.
The unfortunate miss was Parkey's seventh missed field goal this season, and it was the fifth kick that had hit an upright after he miraculously managed to do that four times in a single game earlier this year against the Detroit Lions.
"I heard somebody say we needed to start worrying about losing games so we can get a higher draft pick, somebody that gets paid a lot of money".
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"I feel awful", Parkey told reporters after the game. Gritty, the team's googily-eyed mascot, kicked a field goal blindfolded in the stands during a "Cody Parkey Challenge" and fans roared, breaking into the "Fly!"
"The sun's gonna shine tomorrow, life's gonna go on, and unfortunately it's gonna sting for a while".
No one really seemed to be aware that the kick had been tipped until Hester causally mentioned it during his postgame interview.