Ravens rookie Justin Tucker hits all three field goals in NFL debut

The Baltimore Sun

If Ravens rookie kicker Justin Tucker was feeling any nerves due to being the national stage of a Monday night game or this being his first NFL regular-season game, it definitely didn't show.

Tucker calmly hit a 46-yard field goal right down the middle in the first quarter to get the Ravens on the scoreboard during their 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

And Tucker followed that up  by routinely making kicks from 40 and 39 yards in the second half and finishing with 14 total points.

"It was a heck of a lot of fun," said Tucker, an undrafted rookie who beat out former Pro Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff with a superior preseason performance. "It was a great experience. The only difference from the preseason was when I headed out there and heard the Monday night them song and I thought, 'Wow, I'm playing on Monday night.' It was just to go out and have another solid performance."


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