The 66-yard kick surpassed the earlier document for the longest field goal set by Matt Prater in 2013 with a 64-yard conversion.
Tucker’s kick sparked wild celebrations from Ravens gamers, as he was mobbed by his teammates.
In pre-game warm-ups, Tucker was unsuccessful from 65 yards. But when it got here right down to crunch time, he defined that he discovered a bit “divinely inspired something” to make the game-clinching kick.
“When you’re that far away, there’s a level of you have to abandon a certain amount of your technique … to gain a little power and use the adrenaline and the feeling of the moment to get the ball to go. I hop into it just a little more aggressively.”
It capped off a exceptional last sequence for the Ravens, after quarterback Lamar Jackson transformed a fourth-and-19 with a 36-yard cross to Sammy Watkins with lower than a minute left and no timeouts remaining to arrange Tucker’s kick.
Lions followers have to be sick of the sight of Tucker by now, as it has been eight years since he hit a 61-yard game-winning field goal to beat the identical group.
Tucker’s NFL-record 66-yard field goal on Sunday marks the second time in Lions historical past that they’ve misplaced a recreation on a record-setting field goal. On November 8, 1970, New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey made a then-record 63-yarder to beat the Lions in New Orleans.
The document kick sealed an vital victory for the Ravens, as they remained tied with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns on the high of the AFC North with a document of 2-1.