ATLANTA -- With the fourth-quarter clock winding down and faced with a fourth-and-1 situation, the Eagles brought out Cody Parkey for a 44-yard field goal attempt, but the potential go-ahead kick drifted wide of the uprights, allowing Atlanta to maintain its two-point advantage.
After the game, Parkey explained that everything surrounding the kick went according to plan, he simply mishit the ball.
"It was a perfect snap, perfect hold every time. It was my fault," Parkey said after the 26-24 loss. "There was no rhyme or reason to me missing. I'm human and I just missed it."
Last season, Parkey set an NFL rookie record with 150 points. He hit his first field goal attempt on the night, a 29-yarder, and successfully connected on all three of the new extended extra point tries.
"When I'm on the field, I give it my best shot and I missed. Obviously, I didn't help us win tonight. It was my fault," Parkey said.
Parkey sat out the last two preseason games to a groin injury, but before the team left for Philadelphia he once again said that he felt "great" health-wise.
After the game, head coach Chip Kelly backed the Eagles' kicker.
"I have a lot of confidence in Cody Parkey," Kelly said.
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