altimore Ravens Justin Tucker sets an NFL record with monstrous 66-yard.
He’s the greatest kicker in the history of the NFL.”
Justin Tucker established a new NFL record for the longest game-winning field goal on Sunday, according to Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who spoke to The Athletic.
Tucker scored a 66-yard field goal as time expired to help the Ravens defeat the Detroit Lions 19-17 in one of the more dramatic game finishes in recent years, with the ball initially bouncing against the crossbar before eventually falling through the posts.
The 66-yard kick broke Matt Prater’s record for the longest field goal, which he established with a 64-yard conversion in 2013.
Tucker’s kick elicited frenzied celebrations from Ravens players, who surrounded him.
Mark Andrews, a tight end, remarked, “That’s the GOAT.”
Tucker missed a 65-yard field goal attempt during pre-game warm-ups. When it came down to making the game-winning kick, he claimed that he discovered a “divinely inspired something” to do it.
“As I grow older in this league and become more of a dinosaur, I’ve got to do all I can to get the ball to travel a little farther,” Tucker said.
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“When you’re that far away, you have to give up some of your technique… to get a little strength and utilize adrenaline and the emotion of the moment to get the ball to move.”
I’m a bit more forceful in my approach.”
After quarterback Lamar Jackson completed a fourth-and-19 with a 36-yard throw to Sammy Watkins with less than a minute left and no timeouts remaining, Tucker’s kick capped off a stunning closing sequence for the Ravens.
Fans of the Lions must be wary of seeing Tucker by now since it’s been eight years since he defeated the same club with a 61-yard game-winning field goal.
Tucker said, “It’s deja vu all over again.” “I adore the city of Detroit. I’m considering renting a room here.”
Tucker’s NFL-record 66-yard field goal on Sunday was the second time the Lions had lost a game on a record-setting field goal in franchise history. Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints kicked a then-record 63-yard field goal to defeat the Lions in New Orleans on November 8, 1970.
The record kick gave the Ravens a crucial win, keeping them tied for first place in the AFC North with the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns at 2-1.
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