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Justin Tucker hits 61-yard field goal, Ravens win by inches

By John Breech |

Justin Tucker [right] anxiously watches his 61-yard field goal. (USATSI)
Justin Tucker [right] anxiously watches his 61-yard field goal. (USATSI)

Good thing Justin Tucker didn't miss the team bus to Ford Field on Monday. The Ravens kicker hit six field goals against Detroit and scored all of Baltimore's points in the team's 18-16 win over the Lions.

Tucker's biggest kick of the night was a 61-yard field goal with 43 seconds left that put Baltimore on top 18-16. If you look at the GIF below, you can see how close Baltimore came to not being on top 18-16. Tucker's field goal snuck in the right upright by about six-inches.

The 61-yarder by Tucker was only the 14th field goal of 60 or more yards in NFL history. Denver kicker Matt Prater set the NFL record for longest field in Week 14 when he hit a 64-yarder against the Titans.

Tucker seemed pretty excited after the game, but not because he hit a 61-yard field goal, "My fantasy team is benefiting from me. Fantasy owners around the world, I hope you guys appreciate the points," Tucker said.

Besides the 61-yarder, Tucker also connected from 29-, 24-, 32-, 49- and 53-yards in the game.

(Wink of the CBS Eye to Deadspin and BuzzFeed Sports)

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