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Tucker powers Ravens over Lions

Tucker powers Ravens over Lions

FOR THE WIN: Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates after kicking a field goal during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Photo: Reuters/Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Justin Tucker kicked a game-winning 61-yard field goal and accounted for all of Baltimore’s points on Monday to send the Ravens to an 18-16 win over Detroit that kept them firmly in the playoff race.

Tucker made six field goals in all, with his final long-range blast providing the winning margin with just 38 seconds remaining.

Matthew Stafford had put the Lions ahead 16-15, on a 14-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria, about two minutes earlier but the lead did not hold up.

Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco completed a clutch 27-yard pass to Jacoby Jones to drive his team back down field and set up the winning boot.

The Ravens’ (8-6) fourth straight win ties them with Miami (8-6) for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. Baltimore own the tiebreaker over the Dolphins.

The sinking Lions (7-7) fell a game behind Chicago for first place in the NFC North after their fourth loss in five games.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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