A Clutch Kicker
Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the NFL, it’s really hard to argue that. He only missed one field goal, which was not even his fault, and he did not miss a single extra point. As we saw in yesterday’s playoff games, having a good kicker is very important.
Tucker was automatic all season. He went 10/10 from field goals over 50 yards. It seemed like he could make one from 70 yards if John Harbaugh gave him the chance. You know a team’s offense struggled when their biggest weapon was their kicker.
The Ravens can contend as long as Tucker continues to make his field goals. Obviously the offense must improve, but there will always be games that come down to the wire. The difference between a contender and a pretender is the ability to win the close games. As of recently, the Ravens have not been able to do that, but that can change.