Bears fans are still reeling from Cody Parkey missing what would be a game-winning field goal in the final seconds of the game.
Fans booed him off the field. The GoFundMe campaign to buy out his contract started circulating again.
But upon closer examination, it looks like Parkey didn't just miss the field goal. Eagles defensive lineman Treyvon Hester got a hand on the kick to change it's trajectory.
Here’s a frame-by-frame look that clearly shows the Parkey kick was tipped by Treyvon Hester (Hester confirmed to @Bo_Wulf he tipped it). pic.twitter.com/6dOXui7Yyp— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) January 7, 2019
The All-22 angle corroborates that Hester got at least a finger on it.
All-22 footage clearly shows Treyvon Hester got a piece of Cody Parkey’s final FG attempt vs. Eagles. pic.twitter.com/kAZdjdXug4— Nick Shook (@TheNickShook) January 7, 2019
Hester proudly displayed the left hand that kept the Eagles' season alive after the game.
The Eagles are still alive thanks to the left hand of Treyvon Hester, who tipped Cody Parkey’s final kick. pic.twitter.com/NliKZhQ2eZ— Bo Wulf (@Bo_Wulf) January 7, 2019
There is some kind of ironic poetry about a special teamer named Hester causing the Bears to exit the playoffs. It's cruel even.
Still, fans might not let Parkey off the hook even with video evidence showing he might not be entirely at fault. Former kicker Jay Feely feels Parkey is still at fault.
Did he tip it yes, but there wasn’t any penetration so that’s still on you as a kicker https://t.co/Rh6iXUBO77— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) January 7, 2019
Fans won't forget the game against the Lions when Parkey hit the uprights on four different kicks or the kick that hit the upright in Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings.
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