In a remarkable feat. Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has achieved an extraordinary milestone by successfully executing a game winning 66 yard field goal against the formidable Detroit Lions. This impressive record stands testament to Tuckers exceptional skills and unwavering determination. The kick is nearly 200 feet; however, the football still managed to hit the crossbar and bounce through the goal on the road.
Tucker expressed his admiration at the post game news conference stating, “That was truly awe inspiring.” His remark came before any inquiries were made. “Man, I love Detroit. I’m thinking about getting a place here.”
Tucker’s golden foot capped an exciting game from beginning to end. Just a couple of minutes earlier in the game, the Lions seemed to be in the driver seat of this game and on their way to their first victory of the 2021 season. They fought back from trailing through the majority of the game to taking the lead 17-16 with seconds left on the clock. However, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson managed to complete an impossible fourth and 19 pass play and the momentum began to shift. Tucker found himself on Lion’s 40-yard line with the game resting solely in his hands.
Tucker understanding what was at stake, knew he must change his routine up. The Ravens would have no chance if he didn’t get enough power into the kick. He made small adjustments to make sure he gave himself and the team the best opportunity to win. As a result, he took one or two steps back than he normally would.
“It’s something I recently began doing in the past year,” Tucker shared. “As I continue to age in this league at 31 years old, I need to do everything possible to maximize my kicking distance.”
“I changed my technique, so now I kick the ball like a kickoff and land on my kicking foot,” he explained.
— NFL (@NFL) September 26, 2021