Parkey's potential 43-yard game-winning field goal was tipped and hit the left upright and bounced off the crossbar, giving the Philadelphia Eagles a 16-15 victory in the wild-card round. Parkey, who missed 11 kicks this season after signing a four-year contract last offseason that includes $9 million guaranteed, took responsibility for the miss after the game, saying he "let the team down."
Here's a sampling of some of the athletes who had Parkey's back.
Most of you have no idea how hard this is to do. Cody Parkey way to face the media like a true professional. I'm a fan! https://t.co/xbJ5kW6pXF— DWade (@DwyaneWade) January 7, 2019
We've all been here Cody but if you wanna win back the city you gotta get back in the lab and have a historic season next year to bury this one. I'm happy for my #EaglesNation but as a fellow pro athlete you gotta grind harder and double down #noexcuses #JGSD justgetsh*tdone https://t.co/icd3MQRQFg— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 7, 2019
This is a stand up guy that a lot of young players can look up to. This is how you handle adversity like a pro. Cody is a heck of a kicker and will be for a long time. No reason to be taking the heat he is especially when that ball was tipped. #ClassAct https://t.co/Ae2kr0DYIy— Jake Elliott (@jake_elliott22) January 7, 2019
A) Super proud of the entire @ChicagoBears team & franchise for making 2018-19 an amazing year be a fan (finally)!— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) January 7, 2019
B) If Parkey doesn't make 3 kicks earlier, the team isn't even in position to win it with that last one so slow your roll haters.
C) The damn kick was tipped.
Respect ✊🏾 keep your head high!!! https://t.co/zNrbuwBaiu— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) January 7, 2019
There's not one play that costs the game and not one play that loses the game. We win and lose as a team! Family forever!— Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) January 7, 2019
Keep ya head up @CParkey36— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) January 7, 2019
We can all learn so much from Cody Parkey on how he handled himself last night. In the midst of let down, criticism & extreme humiliation, Cody handled himself like a pro but most importantly like a man. I have no doubt my brother will turn this into TESTIMONY! All love bro✊🙌 pic.twitter.com/UXjwo42Hlp— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) January 7, 2019