Recap: Tucker’s 66-yarder helps Ravens walk-off Lions, 19-17

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They almost did it.

The Lions had Lamar Jackson dead to rights with a fourth-and-19, deep in his own territory with just over 30 seconds left and no timeouts.

Then, Justin Tucker showed up. The Ravens completed a deep pass to get the ball near midfield with 3 seconds left, and Tucker put it home from 66 yards as time expired to give the Ravens a 19-17 win at Ford Field.

Final leaders


DET – Jared Goff: 22/30, 217 yds., 

BAL – Lamar Jackson: 16/31, 287 yds., TD, INT


DET – D’Andre Swift: 14 atts., 47 yds.

BAL – Lamar Jackson: 7 atts., 58 yds.


DET – Kalif Raymond: 6 recs., 68 yds.

BAL – Mark Andrews: 5 recs., 109 yds.

Second half

Tucker wins game with 66-yard field goal

The Ravens take over at the 25, trailing by 1, with 1:04 left. They have no timeouts.

Charles Harris sacks Lamar Jackson on first down, force a throw into coverage that falls incomplete on second down. This place is going nuts. Third-and-10: Jackson is chased out of bounds for a loss of 9 by Romeo Okwara, it’s fourth-and-19.

Timeout #3 Detroit (0:26 4th)

The pass to Sammy Watkins is complete for a gain of 36, which’ll put the Ravens at midfield. They run up and spike it with 7 seconds left. Wowza.

Jackson throws it away. With 3 seconds left, the Ravens will try a very, very, very long field goal.

Justin Tucker makes it from 66 yards, off the crossbar, and the Ravens win.

FINAL: Ravens 19, Lions 17

Lions take 17-16 lead with 1:04 left

The Lions take over at their own 21 after the interception by Amani Oruwariye. They trail 16-14 with 5:25 to go in the game.

Jared Goff comes up throwing out of play-action, easily hitting Darren Fells for a 24-yard gain that’ll give the Lions first-and-10 at their own 45.

D’Andre Swift gains two yards on the next play. Goff’s next throw is to Kalif Raymond, and this one’s also complete for a big gain. This time it’s for 19 to the Ravens 35, and the Lions are nearly in field-goal range. 

John Harbaugh and the Ravens will challenge the catch, despite there not really being a reason to. They’ll lose a timeout for this fruitless endeavor.

Timeout #1 Baltimore (3:17 4th)

It’s first-and-10 at the 35.

Swift loses a yard on first down. Raymond catches a screen on second down and absolutely rips up the field, cutting through holes and tacklers to reach the Baltimore 15 for a gain of 22. That’ll be the two-minute warning.

Two-minute warning.

Swift is wrapped up for no gain on first down.

Timeout #2 Baltimore (1:57 4th)

Injury update: Lions center Frank Ragnow is back in the game.

Goff trips during the second-down handoff but still manages to give to Williams; it’ll be a gain of 1. Williams is taken down for a loss of 2 on third down. The Lions will let this thing roll down and try a field goal.

Timeout #1 Detroit (1:07 2nd)

The kick is up, the kick is good. The Lions lead, 17-16.

Lions 17, Ravens 16 (1:04 4th)

Lions pick off Lamar Jackson, have chance to take lead with 5:25 left

The Ravens take over with 8:16 to go in the game and a 2-point lead. They’ll start at the 25.

Lamar Jackson hits Sammy Watkins on first down for a gain of 18 to the 43.

Ty’Son Williams gets a pretty big lane to run through on the next play and gets to the Detroit 45, a gain of 12.

Williams carries for a gain of 2. Alex Anzalone on second down sacks Jackson for a loss of 2. Jackson throws an errant pass on third down and it’s picked off by Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye at the Detroit 21.

Lions will have it with a chance to take the lead.

Ravens 16, Lions 14 (5:25 4th)

Lions keep pounding, trim deficit to 16-14

The Lions take over at their own 25 after the Ravens field goal. They trail 16-7 with 0:41 to go in the third.

D’Andre Swift catches a pass out of the backfield on first down for a loss of 3, and that’ll be the final play of the third quarter.

END 3RD: Ravens 16, Lions 7

Goff comes up firing to open the fourth quarter, and his deep shot to Quintez Cephus falls complete — but thanks to the interference of a Ravens defender. The pass interference will give the Lions 28 yards for free, setting up first-and-10 at the 50.

Swift rushes for 3 yards on first down. Goff is forced to throw it out of bounds on second down. He finds Kalif Raymond on third down for a pickup of 11 yards that keeps the drive alive. The Lions have a first down at the Ravens 36.

Jamaal Williams finds a huge hole on the next first-down play, and he takes it all the way to the 24, a gain of 11.

Patrick Queen limits the damage on Williams’ next run to 4 yards. There appears to be some confusion on second down, as Goff winds up handing to Williams for no gain on a broken play.

Timeout #1 Detroit (11:10 4th)

Swift catches a pass in the flat from Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Quintez Cephus lead the way blocking, and the Lions have another first-and-10, this time at the 11 after a gain of 9 by the Lions back.

Swift carries again on the next play, going up the middle for 4. This man is a human highlight reel: He catches a second-down pass, scampers up the sideline, and tries to hurdle a defender while placing the ball over the goal line. He comes up just short, but the Lions have it first-and-goal on the 1-inch line.

Swift is stuffed for no gain on first down, and so is Williams on second down. Williams appeared to cross the line, the fans went crazy, but he was ruled short of the goal line.

Dan Campbell is now challenging that he got in. The play is under review.

Injury alert: Lions center Frank Ragnow was hurt on the play. He was helped off after laying at the bottom of the pile.

After review, the touchdown is good. The Lions have cut the deficit to 2 after the PAT.

Ravens 16, Lions 14 (7:54 4th)

Ravens add another field goal to take 16-7 lead 

The Ravens will take over at their own 25. They lead 13-7 with 5:21 to go in the third quarter.

Lamar Jackson’s first-down pass goes for a gain of 7, and he hands to Ty’Son Williams on second down for a gain of 5. 

Jackson scrambles for a 7-yard pickup and then hands to Latavius Murray for a gain of 8, as the Ravens are moving the ball without any real trouble.

Devonta Freeman rushes for 5, and the incessant rushing opens the door for Jackson to hit a wide-open Mark Andrews in play-action for a gain of 24.

John Penisini bats Jackson’s first-down pass at the line. Sammy Watkins makes it third-and-5 with a reception near the sideline. Three Lions get into the backfield on third down, forcing Jackson to do nothing but run backwards and fire it away.

Justin Tucker hits a 32-yard field goal attempt, and the Ravens’ lead is back to 10.

Ravens 16, Lions 7 (0:41 3rd)

Lions trim deficit with touchdown to open second half

Detroit takes over at its own 25 after the Ravens field goal.

Jared Goff unloads to T.J. Hockenson on first down for a gain of 5, then hits Kalif Raymond for a 7-yard pickup that gives the Lions first-and-10 at the Detroit 42.

Jamaal Williams is wrapped up for a 2-yard loss on first down. Swift gets 11 on a second-down dump-off and then picks up the first down with a 2-yard run up the middle.

Goff goes back to Swift on the next play, this time for a 14-yard completion to Baltimore’s 33. 

Swift is an absolute reception machine, and Goff finds him again while under pressure for a gain of 19 yards to Baltimore’s 14. 

The Lions go back to their bread and butter, but this time Swift only goes for a gain of 1. Goff hits KhaDarel Hodge on second down for a gain of 9 that sets up first-and-goal at the 4.

Amon-Ra St. Brown gets the end-around on first-and-goal, and he picks up 2 yards. Swift gets into the end zone on second down, and it’s a one-score game once again.

Ravens 13, Lions 7 (5:21 3rd)

Ravens take 13-0 lead on Lions to open third

The Ravens open the third quarter from the 25.

This will be a big drive for the Lions. They need a stop here to prevent things from getting out of hand before they even begin.

And they don’t do a very good job of doing that. 

Lamar Jackson hits Sammy Watkins for a gain of 9, and two plays later, goes to Mark Andrews for a gain of 41 to the Detroit 32. The Ravens are already in business.

Jackson misses to Watkins on first down, and Ty’Son Williams is dropped by Romeo Okwara for no gain on second down. He goes to the end zone on third down, but misses Andrews.

Justin Tucker’s 50-yard field goal attempt is good.

Ravens 13, Lions 0 (12:16 3rd)

First half

First half leaders


DET – Jared Goff: 8/15, 57 yds.

BAL – Lamar Jackson: 9/16, 147 yds., TD


DET – D’Andre Swift: 5 atts., 35 yds.

BAL – Lamar Jackson: 6 atts., 51 yds.


DET – Jamaal Williams: 2 recs., 25 yds.

BAL – Marquise Brown: 3 recs., 53 yds.

Calvin Johnson Hall of Fame ceremony

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is at Ford Field to honor Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The fans are surely happy to see the man they call Megatron, but not the family that has caused the Lions legend to disassociate from the franchise.

When Sheila Ford takes the podium to speak, Lions fans rain down boos mercilessly. That oughtta set the stage for an exciting second half.

Lions come up short, enter halftime scoreless 

The Lions will take over at their own 25 with just over 3 minutes to go in the half. They trail, 10-0.

Jared Goff’s first-down pass is complete to Quintez Cephus for a gain of 8. After no gain on second down, the Lions only get a yard on third down, a completion to Kalif Raymond.

Two-minute warning

Detroit is charged with a timeout for challenging that Raymond made the line-to-gain on third down, as Raymond is ruled short twice.

The Lions line up to go for it on fourth-and-1, but Penei Sewell is flagged for a false start.

Jack Fox’s punt is fielded with a fair catch at the Baltimore 24.

Ravens 10, Lions 0 (1:55 2nd)

Lamar Jackson’s first-down pass is good, but dropped. He finds James Proche on the next pass for a gain of 29 yards to the Detroit 47.

Jackson throws it away on the next play, then throws complete to Duvernay for a gain of 3. He has a wide-open Brown streaking toward the end zone on third down, but the pass is just…dropped, inexplicably. Should have been a touchdown, but will instead be the Lions’ gain. 

Kalif Raymond calls for a fair catch at the 9, where the Lions take over.

Ravens 10, Lions 0 (0:33 2nd)

The Lions move the ball downfield with completions of 10 and 15 yards to Jamaal Williams, but can’t get anything going after that.

END 2ND: Ravens 10, Lions 0

Ravens take 10-0 lead on Lions in second quarter

The Ravens take over at their own 35 after the punt. They lead 3-0 with 6:54 to go in the first half.

Lamar Jackson rushes for 8 yards, then Latavius Murray does the same. It’s first-and-10 at the Detroit 49.

Jackson finds Marquise Brown on the next play for a big gain of 37 yards to the Detroit 11.

Jackson keeps on the next play and gets into the end zone, but there’s a penalty on the Ravens for holding. It’ll instead be first-and-20 at the 21.

Austin Bryant makes a terrific play to wrap up Jackson as he tries to escape from the pocket on the next play and brings him down for a gain of only 2. With all of Ford Field on their feet, Jackson finds a wide-open Devin Duvernay in the end zone for a Ravens touchdown.

Ravens 10, Lions 0 (3:15 2nd)

Lions have fumble recovery overturned via penalty

The Lions take over at their own 25 after the field goal by Baltimore.

T.J. Hockenson hauls in a 5-yard completion on first down and D’Andre Swift bursts through a hole to pick up a big chunk on the next play, a 14-yard run to the 44.

Jared Goff goes to Swift on a wheel route, and that draws a holding penalty on the Ravens. It’s first-and-10 at the Detroit 49.

Goff tries a deep shot of his own to Kalif Raymond down the sideline, but he’s defended tightly — maybe a little too tightly, if you’d ask some Lions fans at Ford Field — and the pass falls incomplete. Swift’s next carry goes for 4 yards. Absolutely nobody sees Ravens slot corner Tavon Young coming off the corner and he sacks Goff for a loss of 13.

The Lions are handed a penalty for a player running out of bounds after recovering a fumble on the punt return, which really disappoints the home crowd. Jack Fox’s next punt is returned to the 35.

Ravens 3, Lions 0 (6:54 2nd)

Ravens take first lead of game with Tucker field goal

Baltimore takes over at the 46 after the punt by Jack Fox.

The Ravens take a shot on the opening play, and Bobby Price continues to make plays at corner: He breaks up the pass before it can get to Sammy Watkins, and that’ll bring up second-and-10. Jackson finds Mark Andrews for a pickup of 23 yards to the 25.

Tracy Walker just misses a tight throw to Marquise Brown in the end zone that’s dropped after Derrick Barnes helps Tracy Walker take down Jackson for no gain. It’s third-and-10: Jackson tucks, and A.J. Parker tracks him down to trip him up for a gain of only 4.

Justin Tucker’s 39-yard field goal attempt is good.

Ravens 3, Lions 0 (10:05 2nd)

Lions punt from deep in own territory, give Ravens good field position

The Lions take over at their own 8, early in the second, in a 0-0 game.

Jared Goff is forced to throw his first-down pass out of bounds to avoid a sack. D’Andre Swift gets some room to run on second down, but the 8-yard run is called back for holding. It’ll be second-and-14 from the 4. Swift makes it third-and-8 with a 6-yard run. Goff tries to pick up the first down with his feet, is tripped up short of the line, and Jonah Jackson is flagged for a personal foul.

Jack Fox’s punt is returned to the Baltimore 49 and helped along by a 5-yard penalty on the Lions that’ll be added to the end of the run.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (12:26 2nd)

Lions get another stop to open second quarter

The Ravens take over at their own 10 after another nice punt from Jack Fox.

Lamar Jackson’s first-down pass to Mark Andrews misses the mark, but his second-down run is good for 31 yards and a Ravens first down at the 41 of Baltimore.

Latavius Murray rushes for 5 yards on first down. The Lions do a good job of breaking down the pocket and forcing Jackson to run on second down, and in the meantime, the Ravens take a holding penalty. It’ll be second-and-15. Jackson fires a quick strike Josh Oliver for a gain of 6, bringing up third-and-9 as the first quarter comes to a close.

END 1ST: Lions 0, Ravens 0 

Romeo Okwara does a good job of making sure that Jackson can’t find his way to the first-down marker, tracking him down from behind for a gain of 2 on third down.

Sam Koch’s punt is fielded with a fair catch at the 8.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (14:!8 2nd)

Fourth-down penalty costs Lions chance at extending drive

The Lions are still looking for their first score of the game, and they can take a lead if they get some points on this one.

They’ll take over at the 39 after Justin Tucker’s missed field goal.

Jamaal Williams gets it on first down and sheds a tackler on his way to a 14-yard gain that’ll give the Lions first-and-10 at the Baltimore 47.

He gets it again on the next play, going down after a gain of only 2. Jared Goff hits Kalif Raymond on second down for a gain of 3, bringing up third-and-5, where the Lions come up throwing again: This time Goff’s throw is to Swift for a gain of 4 to bring up fourth-and-1 at the 38.

The Lions line up to go for it, but Darren Fells is flagged for a false start. It’s fourth-and-6, and the Lions are still lining up to go for it. 

This time, though, they just try to get the Ravens to jump offsides, and opt to punt after a delay of game.

Jack Fox’s punt is fielded with a fair catch at the 10.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (2:28 1st)

Justin Tucker misses field goal after Lions get third-down stop

The Ravens will take over at their own 35 after a shanked punt by Jack Fox.

Lamar Jackson opens the drive with a 16-yard toss to Mark Andrews, and he follows that up with an 11-yard pitch and catch to Marquise Brown. It’ll be first-and-10 at the Detroit 38.

Ty’Son Williams is wrapped up for a gain of 2 on first down, and Devonta Freeman goes for 5 on the next play. They give it to Latavius Murray on third down, but that doesn’t fool the Lions: A.J. Parker comes in and crushes him for no gain.

Justin Tucker misses the 49-yard field goal, and Ford Field is alive again.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (5:51 1st)

After near-disastrous trick play, Lions’ Goff sacked on third down

The Lions take over at the 48 after Kalif Raymond’s return.

Jamaal Williams crosses into Ravens territory with a 4-yard run on first down.

The Lions try a trick play, and it’s nearly a disaster. The pitch goes to D’Andre Swift, he tries to throw it back to Goff, and the ball is knocked out of the air by a Ravens linebacker. It’s initially ruled a fumble, but they’re going to review it. Swift might have been throwing forward.

And after review, the ball stays with Detroit. It’s third-and-6 at the 48. Goff is sacked for a loss of 12.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (9: 1st)

Reeves-Maybin helps Lions get off field early with third-down stop

The Ravens take over at the 4-yard-line after the excellent punt by Jack Fox.

Marquise Brown catches the first-down pass for a gain of 5. After a 2-yard run on second down, Jalen Reeves-Maybin makes a terrific play to bring the runner down for a loss.

Kalif Raymond returns the ensuing punt 11 yards to the Detroit 48.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (10:47 1st)

Lions punt near midfield on opening drive

The Lions have won the toss and elect to receive. They’ll take over at the 25 after a touchback.

Kalif Raymond gets open on a comeback route on the first play, but Jared Goff misses the throw. Goff works the play-action pass on second down to find Darren Fells for a gain of 11 to the 36.

D’Andre Swift takes a handoff on the next play and he’s got the entire right-side edge to run, going out of bounds at the 47 for a gain of 12. 

Goff’s first-down throw to Raymond is incomplete. Jamaal Williams runs right into a tackler after taking the second-down handoff, a gain of 1. Goff is hit as he throws on third down and the pass falls to the turf, incomplete.

Jack Fox’s punt is downed at the 4-yard-line.

Lions 0, Ravens 0 (12:57 1st)

Ravens at Lions

Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, Ford Field, Detroit

TV/radio: CBS/97.1

Records: Lions 0-2, Ravens 1-1

Line: Ravens by 9

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