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Justin Tucker: Baltimore Ravens star hits longest field goal in NFL history to win against Detroit Lions

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ustin Tucker scored the longest field goal in NFL history as the Baltimore Ravens claimed a spectacular victory over the Detroit Lions.

The quadruple Pro Bowler – widely regarded as one of the best kickers of all time – attempted a 66-yard effort as time ticked by in Sunday’s close clash at Ford Field, with his kick bouncing incredibly off the crossbar and across to spark wild scenes of jubilation among the Ravens players.

The kick sealed a narrow 19-17 victory for Baltimore over Detroit, with John Harbaugh’s side rising to 2-1 after their memorable victory over defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs in the second week.

The NFL field goal record previously belonged to Matt Prater, who landed a 64-yard kick for the Lions against the San Francisco 49ers in December 2013.

Prater, who now plays for the Arizona Cardinals, earlier had the chance to break his own record in Week 3 with a 68-yard attempt against the Jacksonville Jaguars, purely for his attempt to fail and d ‘being sent back 109 yards for a Jamal Agnew touchdown.

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