In a wild final minute in Detroit on Sunday, the Ravens somehow found themselves on top thanks to kicker Justin Tucker.
Tucker kicked the game-winning field goal from 66 yards as time expired in the Ravens’ 19-17 victory over the Lions, the longest field goal in NFL history.
Tucker’s kick — which bounced off the crossbar — was set up by quarterback Lamar Jackson, who completed a 36-yard pass to wide receiver Sammy Watkins on fourth-and-19 to push the Ravens near midfield with seven seconds left.
After the NFL’s most accurate kicker of all-time missed a 49-yard attempt in the first quarter, Tucker’s game-winner was poetic. When the Ravens last played at Ford Field in 2013, it was Tucker’s golden foot that nailed a 61-yard field goal to secure an 18-16 victory. That kick was the longest of Tucker’s career — until Sunday afternoon.
“That one was something else,” Tucker said in a postgame television interview. “I don’t really have the words to do justice to the moment. [Jackson] and crew getting down there just far enough to give us that game. All I can say is trust. Trust God, trust this team, we got something special.”