Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Cody Parkey's game-winning field goal attempt hits upright, crossbar and fails

Cody Parkey's game-winning field goal attempt hits upright, crossbar and fails

Foles hit Golden Tate with a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 56 seconds remaining against the NFL's stingiest defense, lifting the Eagles past the Bears 16-15 on Sunday in the final wild-card game.

Instead, it turned into a nightmare that brought a breakthrough season to a sudden end. And they accomplished quite a bit. As many Bears fans are losing sleep and shedding tears over what could have been, here are three things the team needs to do to take that next step towards winning a Super Bowl.

They saw progress from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in his second National Football League season. They had an fantastic season. That's not who we are, that's not the kind of culture we built in that locker room.

This upcoming offseason, the Bears should still part ways with Parkey.

Meticulous review of the Chicago Bears' season-ending missed field goal shows that Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester tipped the ball just enough off the line of scrimmage to help push it offline. He made 42 of 45 extra points.

Following the loss, Parkey seemed perplexed about the miss, and that's because he thought he hit the ball well. If he can get the Eagles to the Super Bowl and possibly win a 2nd-straight ring, Foles is going to demand a lot of money over the next couple of years from a team. He has also had shoulder, elbow, neck and ankle surgeries in recent years. "I a hundred percent take that loss on me, and it is what it is, but the sun's going to shine tomorrow, life's going to go on, and unfortunately it's going to sting for a while". "That would be really cool".

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