Chicago Bears game winning kick tipped

Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey is getting all of the blame but his kick was blocked at the line line

When Cody Parkey missed the game winning field goal most Chicago Bears fans could have seen it coming. All year Cody Parkey struggled and consistently hit goal posts, like the Detroit Lions game.

If there was a player to hold the team back it would be Parkey, claimed Bears fans. So, when it was him being the player who held them back, Bears fans let him know it.

While the discussion of booing Parkey can be spared for another day, he may not even deserve any blame altogether for this loss.

Upon further review, it looks as if the kicked was tipped at the line of scrimmage before going on its way to the goal post. You can see the video in the link here. 

In the locker room, Treyvon Hester confirmed he blocked the kick.

So save the animosity for Parkey. While he did not perform to the best of his abilities all season, there is still a very real chance that he will be back, even despite the miss.

Instead, just be amazed that a game could come down to an inch like that. Also understand that the entire team could have avoided that situation. Mitch Trubisky and the offense could have converted a few more third downs. Matt Nagy and Vic Fangio had question able play calls, and the defense had a fourth down from the one yard line that they failed to stop.

Enough blame can go around that there is no way it should be put on one player.