The Ravens and the Titans played a football game in London and Baltimore snatched a 24-16 win in Week 6 to move atop the AFC North. Was it pretty? No. Was it memorable? Kinda. Was it a win? You bet it was!
The main reason for that victory, clearly, was the fact that Baltimore happens to have the best NFL kicker to ever live in their roster: GOAT Justin Tucker.
In a game in which the Ravens hit the proverbial red-zone wall an endless amount of times, only connecting on one touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to Zay Flowers, Tucker had himself a career-high day scoring all of the six field-goal attempts he took on Sunday.
Tucker's leg was in high demand against the Titans because of the silly play-calling by Baltimore's Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken. Monken thought that trying to ram the ball down the Titans' throat was going to work... to no avail.
Baltimore's many red-zone drives were stopped close to the goal line, including stoppages at the 19, 10, 5, and even 2-yard Titans' line. It was hella maddening, but at least the Ravens could count on a never-disappointing Tucker on Sunday.
Tucker's remarkable six-field-goal day tied his prior career-high, which he set all the way back in 2013 when he hit and converted that same number of field goals at Detroit. Funny nugget: the Ravens are hosting the Lions next weekend. Get ready, Detroit.
While not overly long, Tucker's kicks covered 41, 36, 29, 28, 23, and 20 yards in decreasing order. The six made field goals also marked a record in NFL games played overseas.
As ridiculous as it sounds, Tucker added 18 points to the board all by himself, which would have been enough to beat the Titans on Sunday as Tennessee stopped scoring at 16. That's insane, but that is also what the greatest to ever do it can do for you when you need him: scoring 75% of the team's total points.
Tucker was ecstatic after the game, saying "It was pretty cool to feel love from the fans." He added, "Obviously, this is a place in the world where they love kickers of balls," in reference to the game being played in London, England, where modern soccer was invented and where the sport is deeply rooted.
The only other score of the Ravens on Sunday was a touchdown pass to Zay Flowers, the best receiver on the game hauling in six receptions (eight targets) and turning them into 50 yards across the four quarters of play.