Justin Tucker sets new NFL record with longest field goal to win game for Baltimore Ravens

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VideoBaltimore's Justin Tucker set a new distance record with a 66-yard field goal to win the game.

Justin Tucker has kicked an NFL-record 66-yard field goal with just three seconds remaining to secure a dramatic 19-17 victory for the Baltimore Ravens over the Detroit Lions.

The crowd were on the edge of their seats as Tucker unleashed the history-making kick, with the ball bouncing on the crossbar before eventually going over.

“It’s like you’re a competitor in a long-drive contest. You just let it rip and hope it stays straight,” Tucker said.

A lot had to happen before Tucker even got the chance.

There would have been no record-breaking kick if quarterback Lamar Jackson hadn’t hit Sammy Watkins for 36 yards on 4th-and-19.

“I knew he hit from 61 the last time we played here, so I wanted to get him a few more yards,” Jackson said.

“I knew if he got enough air under it, he’d have a chance, but to hit the longest field goal in NFL history?

“That’s legendary.”

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker celebrates after kicking a 66-yard field goal.
Camera IconBaltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker celebrates after kicking a 66-yard field goal. Credit: Duane Burleson/AP

The previous record holder Matt Prater, who managed 64 yards in 2013, had earlier on Sunday attempted a 68-yard field goal in the Arizona Cardinals’ 31-19 win against Jacksonville, only for the Jaguars’ Jamal Agnew to collect the missed attempt and score a stunning 109-yard touchdown.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes also made history, becoming the fastest quarterback in the NFL to pass for 15,000 yards but he could not prevent the hosts losing lost 30-24 to the Los Angeles Chargers.

The 44-year-old Tom Brady joined the retired Drew Brees to be the only quarterbacks in the 80,000-yard passing club - but the Tampa Bay superstar was unable to get the Bucaneers past the Los Angeles Rams.

Brady, who already holds the NFL record for career touchdown passes with 591, is on track to surpass Brees’ yardage total within the next few weeks but on Sunday he was on the losing side 34-24.

The Minnesota Vikings earned their first victory of the season, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 30-17, while the Denver Broncos throttled the New York Jets 26-0.

The New England Patriots were dealt an injury blow as running back James White came off with a hip problem in their 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Younghoe Koo kicked the game-winning field goal at the death as the Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Giants 17-14.

Elsewhere, the Tennessee Titans won 25-16 against the Indianapolis Colts, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-10, the Cleveland Browns belted the Chicago Bears 26-6 and the Buffalo Bills beat the Washington Football Team 43-21.

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