Justin Tucker's game-winning 66-yard field goal sets NFL record
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker converted a 66-yard field goal to beat the Detroit Lions 19-17 in the closing seconds Sunday.
Why it matters: It's a new NFL record for the longest field goal, beating out a 64-yard kick by Matt Prater in 2013.
Context: The Lions had taken the lead a minute before the kick, and were up 17-16, before the Ravens converted a 36-yard pass on fourth-and-19 to set up the field goal.
- The ball hit the bottom of the crossbar and bounced forward for the conversion as time expired.
Wild stat: There have already been 10 go-ahead field goals in the final 10 seconds of regulation or overtime. That's the most through Week 3 since the 1970 merger, three more than the previous record, write Kendall Baker and Jeff Tracy in Axios Sports.
What they're saying: "What I will personally take away from this moment is this team that trusts," Tucker said.
- "As I'm becoming more and more a dinosaur in this league at 31 years old, I've got to do every little thing I can to get the ball to go a little farther."