Huge implications for both Ravens and Lions.
With just 38 seconds remaining in the game, Justin Tucker made a 61-yard field goal to lift the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions which has huge post-season implications for both teams.
Tucker made six field goals in total, including the franchise-record 61-yarder to win the game, before rookie Matt Elam sealed the victory with an interception.
“If they send me out there, they have reason to,” Tucker said, as reported by ESPN. “It’s because they think I can make the kick.”
The defeat hurts Detroit’s playoff chances as they are now 7-7 for the season and have now lost four of their last five games.
As a result, they have now surrendered sole possession of first place in the NFC North, with the Chicago Bears now leading the way with an 8-6 record, while the Green Bay Packers (7-6-1) are now second.
In contrast, the Ravens made it four consecutive wins to move to 8-6 and put further pressure on the Cincinatti Bengals (9-5) at the top of the AFC North.
While they will still have a tough time in booking their playoff spot by winning the division, Baltimore have undoubtedly improved their standing for one of the wildcard entries.
— NFL (@nfl) December 17, 2013