The Bears, led by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, managed one final drive to get themselves into position for a potentially game-winning field goal. Parkey's kick hit the left upright, perilously hit the crossbar on its way down, and fell harmlessly into the end zone at Soldier Field.
Parkey even said after the game he thought he hit the ball well.
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 is either expert trolling or more proof that Eagles fans can't have nice things.
Unsurprisingly, social media was awash with reaction to the game's dramatic finish.More news: This may be the new 2019 iPhone Xi
Unsurprisingly, the radio calls from Chicago and Philadelphia saw the outcome completely different.
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.
"I feel bad", Parkey told reporters after the game. "Unfortunately, that's the way it went today".
"I 100% take that loss on me".
Football fans can say whatever they want about Philadelphia being lucky from this one, but all that matters is this team is heading to the Divisional Round for what will be another tough battle against the New Orleans Saints.