3 players who led the Ravens to a thrilling victory in Week 3
1. Justin Tucker, K, Ravens
What else is there to say about Justin Tucker? He’s the greatest kicker in NFL history. That’s a notion that many believed going into the game, and it’s something he all but solidified with one swing of his leg.
With the game on the line, Tucker nailed an NFL-record 66-yard kick to win the game for his team. The bounce of the crossbar was only to add a little extra drama to the play.
Tucker finished the day 4-of-5 with a miss earlier in the game from 49 yards out. But no one will remember that kick.
Nor will they remember Tucker falling short from 65 yards out in practice. Because when it mattered most, Tucker delivered. Just as he’s done throughout his entire career.
Tucker has now made 16 consecutive field goals within the final minutes of regulation. He’s made a whopping 49 consecutive fourth-quarter field goals.
That isn’t normal. That’s machine-like. And we might never see it again.
This one was different, though. Yes, the game was on the line, but for Tucker to come through in the clutch, he would have to pull off the impossible and quite literally make NFL history.
He did. Of course he did. He’s Justin Tucker — that’s just what he does.
There was never going to be anyone else here at this spot. Justin Tucker won the game for the Ravens on Sunday.