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Another Big Game For Cody Parkey

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The Eagles face the Titans in their last 2014 matchup against an AFC South opponent...

He talks like a veteran, carries himself around like a seasoned pro and most important of all, Cody Parkey kicks like he's been in the Pro Bowl for years.

That's how good he's been in his rookie season.

Parkey nailed 5 of 6 field goal attempts on Sunday in the 43-24 win over Tennessee and is now 23 of 25 on the season. The lone miss was a 49-yard attempt at the end of the first half that had plenty of leg but doinked off the left upright.

And it's the miss that Parkey lamented, one that ended his streak of 17 straight field goal attempts, tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history.

"The wind was going kind of right to left and I think I didn't play it enough right," Parkey said. "It went off my foot and sounded good and started going just right at the upright. Of course it didn't bounce off and go in for me, instead it bounced off the upright and it's one of those that I would like to have back."

Parkey connected on kicks of 36 yards, 26 yards, 35 yards, 30 yards and 50 yards. The latter field goal was his fourth of at least 50 yards this season, a franchise record. 

It's been a remarkable season. A dream season for the rookie?

"No," Parkey said. "A dream would be that I make every kick."

He's almost done that since the Eagles acquired him from the Colts in a late-summer trade. Parkey beat out Alex Henery and the rest has been, well, history.

Literally.

"Right now all I'm worried about is winning," Parkey said. 

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