It was the seventh time this year Parkey has missed a kick by hitting the pipes, and if you couldn't believe it, clearly the Bears couldn't either. "Felt good. [but] actually, I thought I didn't get enough of it, I thought it was going to go in", Hester said after the 16-15 victory, via the Philly Daily News.
The whole thing blew up overnight, too, so now there are dozens of Parkey impersonators on the service, all trying to cash in on the moment and make a few extra dollars. It shows Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester getting his hand on the ball to tip it.
He also made sure to point out that Parkey's kick, as video revealed, was partially blocked.
Parkey was mercilessly booed off the field after the kick double-boinked off the uprights. I feel awful, let the team down, that's on me. The tip by Hester was so subtle that the NBC broadcast didn't even mention it.
After the game ended, and Chicago's 12-4 season and NFC North division title season was over, the onslaught on Parkey's life and family began.
This upcoming offseason, the Bears should still part ways with Parkey. He helped transform Trubisky, he created a two-headed monster with his rushing attack, and bolstered his defense to be one of the best in the entire NFL.
The Philadelphia Eagles were desperately seeking a lift with little time left to save their season. They had an incredible season.