Matt Nagy says Bears will ‘learn from’ and ‘get over’ playoff loss
The Chicago Bears were the trendy pick by many to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl after a red-hot second half of the 2018 regular season which saw the Bears go 12-4 and win the NFC North division crown.
However, they met their tragic end against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs, when Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal attempt was blocked at the end of regulation, resulting in a crushing 16-15 loss.
The fans at Soldier Field, thinking Parkey had merely missed the kick, then booed the kicker off the field.
That’s definitely a tough loss to swallow, but Bears head coach Matt Nagy says that the team will get over it and move forward:
“You have to get over it,” Nagy told Pro Football Talk Live, per Michael David Smith. “In the end there’s one team that takes home that trophy. We’ll learn from it.”
As for those who want to pin the loss on Parkey? Nagy says to knock it off:
“That’s not the only reason why we lost that game. I could have coached better, we could have played better in other areas,” Nagy said.
Nagy is entering his second season as Bears head coach, leading Chicago to a 12-4 record and their first NFC North title since 2010.
The Bears will likely be one of the hot picks to make it to the Super Bowl heading into the 2019 campaign, and with that defense, rightfully so.