Tucker's 61-yd FG lifts Ravens past Lions
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Tucker kicked a 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left as the Baltimore Ravens took a huge 18-16 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Monday.
Tucker kicked six field goals (29, 24, 32, 49, 53, 61) with his last one helping the Ravens (8-6) win their fourth straight game and move just one game back of the Cincinnati Bengals for first place in the AFC North.
In addition, Baltimore sits locked in the second wild-card spot in the AFC as the team is tied with Miami, but the Ravens hold the tiebreaker after beating the Dolphins in Week 5.
Joe Flacco went 20-for-38 for 222 yards with Jacoby Jones catching six passes for 80 yards in the win for Baltimore, its third in four career games against the Lions.
Detroit (7-7) has now dropped four of its last five games and fell out of first place in the NFC North, as the team is now a game back of the Chicago Bears for the top spot in the division.
Matthew Stafford continued to turn the ball over, getting picked off three times, including twice in the fourth quarter and now has nine interceptions over his past four games along with a pair of fumbles lost. He finished the contest 18-for-34 for 235 yards with one touchdown pass.
12/16 23:54:24 ET