Eagles Kicker Jake Elliott Defends Bears' Cody Parkey After Missed FG

Jo Caldwell
January 9, 2019

The NFL officially changed the 43-yard miss to a block by Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester on Monday. "Tipped off my fingertips". Even though this loss shouldn't fall squarely on Parkey's shoulders, he did end up missing a total of 11 kicks this season. And you could see it on the Bears' faces after Cody Parkey missed what would have been a game-winning field goal against the Eagles in the NFC playoffs, the ball bouncing off the left upright and the crossbar. If he can get the Eagles to the Super Bowl and possibly win a 2nd-straight ring, Foles is going to demand a lot of money over the next couple of years from a team.

"I can't make this up". When I saw it going in, I turned back around [away from the goal posts].

Speaking of hitting the upright, one can not ignore the fact that Parkey did just that earlier in the season - four times in one game.

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"I feel bad", Parkey told reporters after the game. "Unfortunately, that's the way it went today".

For whatever reason, the man is lights out when the Eagles need him most, which he displayed yet again in their thrilling victory over the Chicago Bears during Wild Card weekend. "But when things don't go your way and you lose, you have to deal with that as well", Trubisky said. "There's really no answer to it".

Parkey then stepped up for his final attempt.

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Parkey spent the first two years of his career with Philadelphia-and was selected to the Pro Bowl his rookie campaign-prior to spending the next three seasons with three different teams (Browns, Dolphins and Bears).

Information from ESPN's Jeff Dickerson was used in this report.

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