The Philadelphia Eagles show the heart of a champion as an NFL Wild Game ends in a “double-doink”.
After a three-game winning streak to punctuate a strong close to the 2018 regular season, the Eagles vaulted into the postseason. Their first test would be a road contest versus the winners of the NFC North for that season, the Chicago Bears and former Eagles coaches’ assistant and offensive quality control coach Matt Nagy.
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Had Philly lost this game, no one would have batted an eyelash or had much to complain about. The argument can be made that Chicago had the more talented team. They were, at least, extremely equipped to handle Philly’s offense with that talented defense of theirs. The “Birds” had other plans for how this one would turn out though.
In a game that showcased great defensive football or inept offense (however you want to look at it), Philly mounted a nice late-game drive to take the lead on the scoreboard. The Bears attempted to rally, and there isn’t an Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on Planet Earth that doesn’t know how this one ended.
Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey missed the go-ahead field goal in dramatic fashion, and the term “double-doink” was birthed. At least we think it was. We have no recollection of that term being used prior to this one. Philly would lose and be eliminated from the playoffs one week later, but this remains one of the great road wins of Doug Pederson’s coaching tenure and it always will be.