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Double Doink

2018 NFC Wild Card Game “Double Doink”
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Soldier Field in Chicago, the site of the game
1234 Total
PHI 3076 16
CHI 0609 15
DateJanuary 6, 2019
StadiumSoldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
FavoriteBears by 6.5[1]
RefereeTony Corrente
Attendance62,462
TV in the United States
NetworkNBC
AnnouncersAl Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya and Terry McAulay

The Double Doink was a blocked game-winning field goal attempt by Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey in the National Football League's (NFL's) 2018 NFC Wild Card game. Parkey's 43-yard field goal attempt against the Philadelphia Eagles was partially blocked, hit the left upright, then bounced off the crossbar and fell to the end zone, no good. The sixth-seeded, defending champion Eagles won the game over the third-seeded Bears, 16–15, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, and advanced to the Divisional playoff round.[2][3]

The term "Double Doink" took hold due to NBC commentator Cris Collinsworth. He said on the NBC broadcast during the replay, "The Bears' season's gonna end on a double doink." A frame-by-frame replay later revealed that the kick was actually tipped by Eagles defensive lineman Treyvon Hester, and the NFL officially ruled the play a block.

The Bears, the NFC North Division champions, saw their season end with a 12–5 record. It was Parkey's 11th miss of the season, and his sixth kick attempt of the season (including two extra points and four field goals) to hit an upright.[4] He was released by the Bears two months later. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles lost the following week to the top-seeded New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional playoffs.

  1. ^ "Wild Card - Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears - January 6th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Kane, Colleen. "Cody Parkey's missed FG changed to a blocked kick — but that won't quiet the social-media storm around one of the most infamous playoff moments". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  3. ^ "Bears vs. Eagles highlights, takeaways: Cody Parkey doinks game-winning FG attempt, Nick Foles' magic stays alive". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  4. ^ Grathoff, Pete. "Here's a montage of Bears kicker Cody Parkey hitting the upright this season". The Kansas City Star.