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Matt Nagy Gives Cody Parkey a Quick Wink Ahead of Key Field Goal

Parkey drilled three straight field goals a week after missing a total of four kicks

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    Matt Nagy Gives Cody Parkey a Quick Wink Ahead of Key Field Goal
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    Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears encourages his team during a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field on August 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bills defeated the Bears 28-27.

    Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said all the right things about kicker Cody Parkey after a rough game, but his actions during Sunday's showdown with the Minnesota Vikings spoke louder than those words. 

    When Parkey was preparing to kick a key field goal late in the fourth quarter of the game, Nagy kept things light with his kicker, giving him a quick wink and a laugh before the play: 

    Nagy's calm demeanor seemed to do the trick, as Parkey nailed the field goal and gave the Bears a two-possession lead late in regulation. 

    To borrow a phrase from Cubs manager Joe Maddon, Nagy's wink seemed to be the perfect example of "not letting the pressure exceed the pleasure," and Parkey's strong game helped the Bears to a fourth straight win and a 7-3 record on the season. 

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