Parkey is the Browns' kicker now. On Sunday's game against the Bengals, Cleveland took a three-point lead with 11 seconds remaining thanks to a Baker Mayfield touchdown pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones. Parkey had a chance to give the Browns a four-point lead and, in the process, make certain bettors very happy, because the spread in most sportsbooks for the game was Browns -3.5.
However, Parkey completely pushed the extra point attempt wide. So instead of the Browns taking a four-point lead and covering the spread, the missed kick assured that the Bengals covered instead. It's not as bad as missing a kick in the playoffs and having your season end, but the missed PAT still upset a lot of people who had wagered on the Browns covering.
Cody Parkey really just turned my -3 Browns into a push. Unreal bad beat— David Shimmon (@ShimmonDavid) October 25, 2020
Cody Parkey ... thanks man, that missed extra point only cost me a couple thousand. No problem— Joe Downey (@jdowney6) October 25, 2020
I feel like we aren't talking enough about Cody Parkey missing the extra point to cover the spread yesterday.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) October 26, 2020
Noting like a missed PAT messing up your potential $1,500 parlay:
The game had several lead changes and had bettors on the edge of their seats throughout, so tensions were definitely high. However, Parkey is public enemy number one in the sports betting world after this missed opportunity.