Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Tucker connected on the fifth-game winning field goal of his career during a 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, a 46-yarder.

Since missing two field goals against the Cleveland Browns, Tucker has been successful on 16 straight field-goal attempts.

For the season, Tucker has made 18 of 20.

In two NFL seasons, the former Texas kicker has converted 48 of 53 field-goal attempts for a 90.6 percentage.

On Monday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged that it's rare for a young kicker to be so poised in pressure situations.

"I would have to say yes," Harbaugh said. "You guys have watched kickers; you have watched these guys. Everybody can make that evaluation. He’s special that way.”

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