Cody Parkey gets support from Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade after missed FG

Bears K Cody Parkey gets extra practice at Soldier Field after struggling in Week 10

Cody Parkey will have a hard time showing his face in Chicago for the next few weeks after a disappointing end to the Bears’ postseason run, but those who understand the pressure of professional sports have his back.

Dwyane Wade and Kobe Byrant were among the athletes with words of encouragement for the Bears kicker after his missed 43-yard attempt gave the Eagles a 16-15 victory Sunday at Soldier Field.

Parkey, who played for Philadelphia from 2014-15, also drew support from former teammates Jake Elliott and Chris Long.

With 10 seconds left in the game, Parkey’s kick hit the left upright and then the crossbar before bouncing away, leaving even the Eagles speechless.

“I feel terrible,” Parkey said. “There’s really no answer to it. I thought I hit a good ball.”

His first attempt was good with room to spare, but Eagles coach Doug Pederson called a timeout before the snap. Then Eagles lineman Treyvon Hester got his hands on the ball on the second attempt.

“It’s one of the worst feelings in the world to let your team down,” Parkey said. “I feel terrible. Continue to put things into perspective, continue to just put my best foot forward and just sleep at night knowing that I did everything in my power this week to make that kick and for whatever reason it hit the crossbar and the upright.”

The Eagles will next face the Drew Brees-led Saints in the divisional round, while the Bears begin to embrace the offseason.