Justin Tucker sets record for longest FG in NFL history

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Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker set an NFL record Sunday with a 66-yard kick that bounced off the crossbar and through the uprights against the Detroit Lions.

The kick came on the final play of the game, winning the contest for the Ravens, 19-17, over the Lions in Detroit.

The previous NFL record for longest field goal was 64 yards by Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos, who made his kick at altitude in Colorado on Dec. 8, 2013.

Coincidentally, Prater attempted a 68-yard field goal earlier Sunday as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. The result was quite different as Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver and special teamer Jamal Agnew returned the missed kick 109 yards for a touchdown to tie an NFL record originally set by the Chargers’ Antonio Cromartie in 2007.

Tucker, in his 10th NFL season out of the University of Texas, has played his entire pro career with the Ravens. In addition to possessing a powerful leg, Tucker is the most accurate kicker in league history with a 90.7% career mark on field-goal attempts.

Watch Tucker’s record kick in the clip below:

Justin Tucker
Justin Tucker

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates with Ravens cornerback Tavon Young (25) after kicking a 66-yard field goal in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit on Sept. 26, 2021. Baltimore won, 19-17. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)