CHICAGO (AP) — Bad kick, Bears.
Cody Parkey sat by his locker with a glazed look, struggling to explain how he did it again.
The Chicago Bears’ embattled kicker somehow managed to nail yet another upright and hit the crossbar while missing a 43-yard field goal in the closing seconds of a 16-15 wild-card loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
“You can’t make this up,” Parkey said.
It was a cruel and appropriate end to a season in which he managed to hit uprights while missing field goals and extra points six times. This one came at the worst possible moment.