"Stat update that is unlikely to make #Bears K Cody Parkey feel any better: The NFL officially changed his missed FG to a block by #Eagles DL Treyvon Hester". He also made sure to point out that Parkey's kick, as video revealed, was partially blocked. His next attempt bounced off the goal posts and was no good.
"I thought I hit a great ball and was trying to play the wind", Parkey said. It did, in fact, alter the direction of Parkey's kick by a hair, causing it to hit the upright and fall short. Bears kicker Cody Parkey, a BCS national champion during his time playing for the Auburn Tigers, lined up for a 43-yard field goal attempt that would have sent the Bears onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.
We all have seen our favorite team's kicker miss an important kick that could've and should've won the game. "Then I heard everybody screaming, I was like, oh, [bleep]. he missed it".
It still hurts, and I think this one may hurt for a while. I understand he's set to make $2.75 million next year, but this is one decision Ryan Pace will have to make if he wants this team to become better.
In the immediate aftermath of the game, it didn't appear that many people picked up on the fact that Hester got a hand on the ball. "Unfortunately, that's the way it went today".
For the record, the kick in question was tipped at the line of scrimmage.
"It's going to be a tall task this week", Foles said.