Cody Parkey was on the Indianapolis Colts roster during training camp. The Colts were comfortable with Adam Vinatieri as their kicker, so they dropped the rookie from Auburn before the season opener.
Monday night, though, Parkey was celebrating on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium as his former teammates walked off the field hanging their heads.
Parkey, who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles prior to the start of the season, kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired Monday night, delivering the Birds a come-from-behind 30-27 win and sending the Colts to an 0-2 start.
Parkey made the kick despite Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s attempt to ice him by calling timeout a second before the Colts snapped the ball on Parkey’s initial attempt.
Parkey’s attempt on his first try was good, but was waived off because of the timeout. But after taking a breather, he came through again for the game-winner.
It was the third make in four tries for Parkey as the Birds overcame a double-digit deficit for the second week in a row.
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