With three seconds to go in the game, the Ravens decided to not try for a hail mary and send out Justin Kicker to attempt a record field goal from 66 yards. As you’ve seen already, he made it.
Tucker’s kick sent the Ford Field from cheers to shock as Lions fans were left with their hands on their head.
They weren’t the only ones as we now can hear the Lions’ radio broadcast of that play.
“It is off the crossbar … AND…. through! Oh my goodness, are you kidding me? Justin Tucker from 66, hit the crossbar, and it bounced through. And the Ravens are celebrating on the field. The longest field goal in the history of the NFL has just beaten the Detroit Lions.”
The Justin Tucker game-winning kick from 66 yards never should have happened as one play before, Lamar Jackson stood in the shotgun, with the game clock at 0:07, and the play clock at … :00. It was there for several seconds.
A delay-of-game penalty would have cost the Ravens 5 yards, and turned Tucker’s 66-yarder into an even more improbable 71-yarder. Luck, nor the refs were on the Lions side on this day.
Lions coach Dan Campbell said: “Yeah, there’s nothing I can say to that. …Tomorrow you’ll get an apology [from the league], and it doesn’t mean anything. That’s life.”
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