Ravens 18, Lions 16

Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

DETROIT -- Justin Tucker's sixth field goal of the game, a 61-yarder with 38 seconds left, gave the Baltimore Ravens an 18-16 victory over the Detroit Lions on Monday night at Ford Field.
Quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 222 yards for Baltimore (8-6), which won its fourth straight. Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones caught six passes for 80 yards.
Jones hauled in a 27-yard pass on third-and-15 to move Baltimore into Detroit territory prior to Tucker's winning field goal.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford's 14-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Joseph Fauria with 2:21 remaining gave Detroit the lead. Stafford, who completed 18 of 34 passes for 235 yards, was intercepted three times in the second half, all in the second half. Safety Matt Elam had the last pick to clinch the Ravens' victory.
Running back Reggie Bush produced 86 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, and wide receiver Calvin Johnson had six catches for 98 yards for the Lions, who dropped behind the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers in the NFC North standings. Detroit (7-7) lost for the fourth time in five games, blowing a fourth-quarter lead each time.
Fauria caught his touchdown over the middle on third-and-9. He has seven touchdowns on 12 receptions this season.
Stafford completed passes of 21 yards to Johnson and 18 yards to tight end Brandon Pettigrew during the 11-play, 80-yard drive. Stafford's two-point pass attempt to Johnson was incomplete, leaving Detroit clinging to a one-point lead.
Tucker's 49-yard field goal with eight minutes left in the third put Baltimore on top 12-7. That followed defensive end DeAngelo Tyson's interception of a deflected Stafford pass in Ravens territory. David Akers' 40-yard field goal late in the quarter cut Baltimore's advantage to two.
Daryl Smith's interception at the Detroit 34-yard line set up Tucker's fifth field goal, a 53-yarder with 8:06 left for a 15-10 Ravens lead.
Bush gave the Lions a 7-0 lead on their first possession, scoring on a 14-yard run. The 78-yard drive was aided by a personal-foul penalty against Ravens safety Matt Elam, who riled the Lions last week by calling Johnson "pretty old."
Tucker made field goals of 29, 24 and 32 yards during the second quarter to give Baltimore a 9-7 halftime lead. Personal-foul and pass-interference penalties against Detroit extended the drives for the last two field goals.
NOTES: With a 7-yard reception during the second quarter, Lions WR Calvin Johnson became the first player in NFL history to record 5,000 receiving yards in a three-season span. ... QB Matthew Stafford surpassed the 4,000-yard mark during the opening quarter, making him the first Lion to have three 4,000-yard passing seasons. ... Ravens WR Torrey Smith surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the season during the first half, the first time he reached that mark in his three-year career. ... Baltimore won the last meeting 48-3 at home on Dec. 13, 2009. The Ravens last played at Ford Field on Oct. 9, 2005, a 35-17 Lions victory. ... Detroit began the night 10-9 all-time at home in Monday night games. ... The Ravens gave up 16 plays of 40 or more yards in their first 13 games, the most in the NFL. ... The Lions were missing starting CB Chris Houston (toe) and reserve CB Darius Slay (knee). ... Detroit completes its home schedule against the New York Giants on Sunday, then finishes the regular season against the Vikings in Minnesota on Dec. 29. Baltimore plays two division leaders in its remaining games: the New England Patriots at home and the Cincinnati Bengals on the road.