The NFL changed the ruling on the missed field goal by Parkey, that ultimately would have won his team the game. He launched his first try, successfully splitting the uprights, but the Eagles called a timeout, negating the game-winning kick. On Monday, the National Football League officially changed the field goal at the end of the game from a missed attempt to a blocked field goal by Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester. With 10 seconds remaining, the Bears turned to Parkey, hoping their kicker could extend their breakthrough season.
Heading into the contest, Philadelphia knew this was going to be one of their toughest games of the season when seeing how Chicago established a reputation for having one of the league's top defenses. The Bears' kicker even had one game where his kicks hit the uprights an incredible FOUR times.
While Eagles fans are in the giving mood, Bears fans are looking for payback.
What a finish to a insane game.
The contrasting radio commentaries from Philadelphia and Chicago illustrated the magnitude of the moment, with both radio stations equally stunned at what they had just witnessed.
It helps that Parkey's teammates have been speaking out to defend him, so he still has the support of the locker room on top of the financial backing from the team. "I feel awful. I let the team down".
"The sun's gonna shine tomorrow, life's gonna go on, and unfortunately it's gonna sting for a while".
They responded with two wins before an overtime loss to Dallas knocked them out of contention for a division title.