Justin Tucker simply OWNS the Detroit Lions!
The Lions have been through a lot in their franchise history. Ruining two prime careers of players who were arguably the best at their respective positions, in Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson.
- Going through the Matt Millen-Bury years, with a winning rate of just .270.
- They were (are) the first team during the 2008 season to go a perfect 0-16 once the schedule expanded to 16 games.
- They’re on the business end of an NFL record 66 yard FG Sunday night at the hands of Justin Tucker and the Baltimore Ravens.
This story started a mere 8 years ago in the same city. A young, undrafted, opera singing kicker from the University of Texas marched onto the Lions field with one shot at winning the game. Distance: 61 yards. It was a new career-long for the Longhorns alma mater. The ball is up, it barely has the distance, it tucks (pun intended) itself into the bottom right-hand corner of the uprights to stun Calvin Johnson and the Lions. Devastation.
John Harbaugh on the Justin Tucker 61-yard FG the last time Ravens played the Lions: “I remember it being a great moment.”pic.twitter.com/pyCu5CULB0
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) September 22, 2021
On Sunday, the GOAT served up another devastating blow, this time from a record-setting distance. 66 yards! That’s 2 yards longer than the previous record. Tucker needed every last nano-meter to complete this one. From the second you heard it come off Tucker’s foot, you knew it had a chance.
DOINK! Hitting the bottom crossbar took at least a calendar year off of the life of every Ravens fan. Just when you think the Lions will finally catch a break, the ball wills itself over the yellow bar and the refs raise both hands to indicate Tucker has set a new NFL record for the longest field goal.
DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?!?!
— NFL (@NFL) September 26, 2021