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Ravens defeat Lions, 18-16, on 61-yard field goal

Ravens defeat Lions, 18-16, on 61-yard field goal

DETROIT — Justin Tucker's powerful leg kicked the Super Bowl champions into playoff gear.

Tucker made six field goals, including a franchise-record 61-yarder with 38 seconds left that lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major postseason implications.

Ravens Coach John Harbaugh chose to let Tucker try the longest kick of his career — by five yards — instead of going for it on fourth and eight from the Detroit 43.

“If they send me out there, they have reason to,” Tucker said. “It's because they think I can make the kick.”

Rookie safety Matt Elam secured the victory...

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