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An Eagles player actually tipped the field goal that Cody Parkey missed [UPDATE]

Not just luck!

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NFL: NFC Wild Card-Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The NFL officially changed Cody Parkey’s missed kick to a block by Treyvon Hester. It’s the first blocked field goal in Eagles postseason history. Very good time for a first. Original story below.

It turns out that Cody Parkey’s missed game-winning field goal attempt from 43 yards out wasn’t just a lucky break for the Philadelphia Eagles. The reigning Super Bowl champions seemingly deserve some credit for making that miss happen.

After Sunday’s game, Malcolm Jenkins indicated that Eagles defensive tackle Treyvon Hester got a hand on Parkey’s kick:

Bo Wulf then followed up with Hester to confirm as much:

And now we have some video evidence:

And even more evidence:


It’s crazy to think that out of all the players on Eagles’ roster ... it was ultimately Treyvon Hester who kept the season alive. Just another example of how IT’S THE WHOLE TEAM (Jason Kelce voice) stepping up and making plays.

Hester wasn’t even on the 53-man roster to start the season! The Eagles originally signed him to their practice squad in September before promoting him to the main roster in October.

There’s not much, if any, glamour in being a solid rotational backup defensive tackle. But that’s exactly what Hester has been for the Eagles this year. And he just stepped up and saved the season. Insane.

Hats off to the Eagles’ pro personnel department on this signing.

And thank you Jon Gruden for cutting him from the Raiders!

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