Bears' kicker Cody Parkey.

The Philadelphia Eagles came away with a road playoff win against the Chicago Bears Sunday, and they did so after Bears’ kicker Cody Parkey hit the uprights yet again. With Chicago trailing 16-15 after a late Eagles’ touchdown on fourth and goal from the two-yard line with just over a minute left, Mitch Trubisky drove the Bears 33 yards to set up a potential game-winning field goal from Parkey. And Parkey made his first attempt, but it was nullified thanks to Eagles’ coach Doug Pederson taking a late timeout. On the second chance, Parkey’s attempt (which was tipped at the line) hit the left upright, then the crossbar, and then bounced out:

Al Michaels’ call of “He hit the upright again! That’s impossible!” was quite something. Especially as NBC later showed a montage of all the times Parkey hit the upright this season:

Cris Collinsworth’s “The odds of that happening again have to be astronomical” summed it up nicely. But it was also interesting how much time NBC spent talking about Parkey’s previous hit uprights heading into this:

At any rate, the Bears and Parkey wound up coming up just short here thanks to this missed kick. And it’s one that will undoubtedly be replayed for years to come.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.

1 thought on “Bears fall to Eagles after K Cody Parkey hit his sixth upright of the season, after NBC’s discussion of all the uprights he hit

  1. NBC’s camera coverage was amateurish all day. For instance despite being busy talking about the uprights they only had one camera that showed the ball bouncing back towards the field of play. They also never showed that the ball was tipped at the line of scrimmage.

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