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Ravens kicker Justin Tucker once hit a 61-yard field goal. It was pretty memorable, and 3 yards short of the NFL record.

During Sunday's training camp session, he hit one from 69. The ball barely passed through the uprights.


So, he was asked Thursday, from how far out would you be willing to try a field-goal attempt? (Keep in mind, Tucker is 18-for-30 all time from 50-plus yards.)

"We think about these things really specifically," he told Kyle Brandt of NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." "If they send me out there, they've got a reason to it: because they think I can make the kick. To me, it doesn't matter where. I've just got to hit a good ball.

"But if conditions are prime — like last season, we opened up in Denver. The weather was warm. The field was nice. And you're up in altitude, so the ball just carries. In pregame, I think I hit the crossbar from 85 [yards], so if the situation is just prime, then maybe 84.5 yards."

The clip cuts off seconds later, but not before everyone shout-asks: "What?"

Let's say this hypothetical field goal is 17 yards off the line of scrimmage, as most are. If you're keeping score at home, the line of scrimmage for an 84.5-yard field goal would be the Ravens' 32.5-yard line.

Basically, on a warm day in Denver, with a nice little tailwind, the Ravens could go three-and-out after a normal kickoff return, and John Harbaugh could send out Tucker for the kick to end all kicks.

Bad news, everyone: The Ravens and Broncos aren't scheduled to play this season.

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