But a new video proves that the missed kick may not have been all Parkey's fault.
The Bears had a chance to go up 18-16 with 10 seconds remaining when Parkey stepped on the field for a 43-yard field goal attempt.
"I can't make this up". His next attempt bounced off the goal posts and was no good. "Then I heard everybody screaming, I was like, oh, [expletive]. he missed it". It looks like Hester tipping the ball sent it off course. 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.
Parkey said he didn't know what went wrong on the kick, other than he missed. "There's really no answer to it".
Parkey was 23 of 30 on field goals in the regular season and 3 of 4 in the wild-card game.
"I get to maybe take a vacation, which would be sweet", Long said. "The sun is going to shine tomorrow, but unfortunately this one is going to sting for a while".
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).