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Chicago Bears: Possible replacements for Cody Parkey in 2019

Chicago Bears: Possible replacements for Cody Parkey in 2019

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).

The Chicago Bears were trailing quarterback Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles by one point with 10 seconds left in their NFC Wild Card game. Cody is a heck of a kicker and will be for a long time.

It was Pederson's final gamble in a bid to mentally shake the Bears' kicker - and it worked.

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.

And, even more remarkably, Parkey's effort hit the left-hand upright, then bounced off the crossbar before falling back towards play.

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While Eagles fans are in the giving mood, Bears fans are looking for payback.

Cody Parkey's Double Doink miss had help.

Video shows that Hester actually tipped Parkey's kick, affecting its path and quite likely leading to its miss. I feel bad, let the team down, that's on me. "I a hundred percent take that loss on me, and it is what it is, but the sun's going to shine tomorrow, life's going to go on, and unfortunately it's going to sting for a while".

The Eagles will next face the Drew Brees-led Saints in the divisional round, while the Bears begin to embrace the offseason.