Philadelphia Eagles fans are flooding a Venmo account allegedly belonging to Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey - or someone with the same name - after Parkey's missed 43-yard field goal attempt handed the Eagles a win during the National Football League playoff game on Sunday night.
A tight, tense encounter between the Eagles and the Chicago Bears went right to the wire at Chicago's Soldier Field stadium, with the Eagles leading by a point with just a few seconds remaining. And you could see it on the Bears' faces after Cody Parkey missed what would have been a game-winning field goal against the Eagles in the NFC playoffs, the ball bouncing off the left upright and the crossbar.
Parkey made his first three field goal attempts on Sunday. "Felt good. [but] actually, I thought I didn't get enough of it, I thought it was going to go in", Hester said after the 16-15 victory, via the Philly Daily News.
Unsurprisingly, social media was awash with reaction to the game's dramatic finish.
It's entirely possible there's a random stranger named Cody Parkey who's waking up to hundreds of dollars thanks to drunk, delirious Eagles fans.
Immediately after the kick, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport revealed his colleague Mike Garafolo texted him predicting Parkey would hit the upright with his kick. I understand he's set to make $2.75 million next year, but this is one decision Ryan Pace will have to make if he wants this team to become better. "Unfortunately, that's the way it went today". "I take that loss on me". The meeting was captured by NBC cameras and looked all too familiar to the Super Bowl scene when Foles asked for Philly Special.