Parkey had made all three of his field goal attempts earlier in the game, but his miss in the fourth quarter was his 11th of the season.
The snap went down, the kick went up, and the hearts of Chicago fans sank around the country.
Hester's tip was sufficient to help the kick leak left, hit the upright, carom off the crossbar and bound back into the field of play for the miss. After the game, he took full responsibility for the missed goal. Plus, the morning crew shared its biggest takeaways from wild-card weekend in the NFL and predictions for the College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama and Clemson on Monday night.
Following the loss, Parkey seemed perplexed about the miss, and that's because he thought he hit the ball well.
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.
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After Hester gave the details, people still weren't convinced that the kick had been tipped.
It's obviously a heartbreaking moment for the Bears, the fans and especially Parkey.
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