Legend Tom Dempsey, of course, did 63 well before anyone else in a retelling available at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. NFL By Colby Lanham on August 4, 2016 August 4, 2016. The performance was one of the best games of Zuerlein's career, which not only catapulted him into the top 10 in this area but also gave him one of his three conversions on nine tries from more than 50 yards out in 2015. Tucker… In an interview with NFL Network Thursday morning, Tucker was asked the longest field goal he'd be willing to try in a game. The Baltimore Ravens kicker said he could hit a 70-yard field goal in a game. This is the the first installment of the Four Verts column on For The Win. The soccer-style kicker knew what was at stake as soon as the ball left his foot. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Lamar Jackson gashes Cowboys defense for the easiest touchdown of his career (Video) by Cole Thompson Joe Buck absolutely jinxed Justin Tucker while he was kicking this chip-shot field goal. One of those conversions came from 61 yards away. However, the Baltimore Ravens signed him on May 29, 2012 to begin workouts and camp for the Ravens alongside placekicker Billy Cundiff. Teammates mobbed him, yet they were still down going into the locker room. The fourth team was the charm in 2006 when the Baylor product walked onto the field at Raymond James Stadium in October with the game on the line. Tucker was elected to his first Pro Bowl to end the 2013 season. If the situation is prime, then maybe 84.5 yards. Justin Tucker has an impressive array of accomplishments under his belt, including the record for most points scored in a season. After entering the league in 2002 with the New York Giants, he wound up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 2006—his fourth team. His early resume didn't hint at leg power sure to enter the record books; not after a 2-of-6 mark from 50-plus after his first two seasons. "What can you say about Justin Tucker?" He hit more than half of his attempts from 50-plus yards out over the first five years of his career and hit a kick from 75 yards away outside of a live-game setting. Really confident. Lambeau Field isn't the easiest kicking environment, but the 49ers trotted out the veteran for a "why not?" Buck: “Justin Tucker — since 2016 — has made 70 straight inside 40 yards.” Aikman: “It’s nice when you’ve got a kicker like that you can depend on. No other kicker in league history had made more than 67 in a row. Buck: "I'm just gonna say he … Earlier in training camp this season, Tucker nailed a 69-yarder. He somehow made it look relatively easy. On Tuesday night, Justin Tucker entered the contest against the Dallas Cowboys with one of his most impressive NFL records intact—70 consecutive field goals made within 40 yards. "I knew before the snap that the kick would tie the record, and I made sure to mark it right with my spot. It featured 16 combined penalties and a 16-3 Oakland lead before halftime. Tucker was even elected to his first Pro Bowl to end his 2013 season, at the end of his rookie season. He said, 'I got it.'". Alas, Elam—a third-round pick by the Broncos in 1993—lined up against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the end of October '98 and crushed a 63-yard attempt before halftime, giving his side a 27-10 advantage in an eventual 37-24 win. To top it all off, it was one of three makes on as many tries in the win against the Green Bay Packers and helped keep Akers' career mark from 50-plus above an impressive 50 percent. . Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis Rams: 61 Yards (2015) 2 of 11. The NFL record for a field goal in a game is 64 yards. In the second quarter, the 31-year-old kicker trotted out on to the field to attempt a 36-yarder or a “gimme” in Tucker … Long field goals. In four NFL seasons, Tucker has converted 87.8 percent of his field-goal attempts. So, basically, Tucker demolished that football, and it’s not even August. Share this article 66 shares share tweet text email link Advertisement. Tucker missed after he had converted a 31-yard field goal, potentially tying the game. If the AFC decides to attempt a 75-yard field goal during Sunday's Pro Bowl, don't laugh, because Justin Tucker might actually make it.. During a Pro … Justin Tucker's streak of 30 straight made field goals is 14 short of the record, but the conditions he's kicked in make his mark just as remarkable. Justin Tucker proved this back in 2013 with a 61-yard boot against the Detroit Lions—a kick with 43 seconds left to help his Baltimore Ravens win the game, 18-16. Justin Tucker has a strong leg and a confident aura. That streak ended when Tucker … When he made this field goal in 2013, it pushed the record for the longest field goal to be scored in-game and certainly beat his own personal record. His last 7 misses were from 65, 53, 48, 43, 46, 62, and 58 yards away. While Tucker was a rookie yet to hit the 60-yard mark in 2012, Jay Feely was playing in his 12th season on his fifth team and giving fans one of the most memorable kicking performances of all time. It barely got over the bar," Janikowski said, according to Cindy Boren of the Washington Post. Gano has made 249 of his career 299 field goal attempts. There are 49 field goal kickers with at least 50 field goal attempts since 2012, and Tucker has the second-longest average make (37.89 yards, behind only the inaccurate Jason Myers) and the longest average miss by a large margin (Mile High-aided Brandon McManus, at 49.03). He easily slammed through a 62-yard attempt to give the Buccaneers a 23-21 escape of the Philadelphia Eagles. We're so close to the end of the 2020 season, and while we know which three teams are in the lead for Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and others, there's plenty of time to see who slots in before that trio of very bad teams (what, you think one of them is going to win a game the rest of the season?). Kickers don't often force their way into household-name status, yet it's a classification Sebastian Janikowski earned over the years with ease. My colleague Steven Ruiz offers his analysis each Monday in the Take Dump, and he covered some of the bigger stories from this weekend (including thoughts on the Chiefs, Bucs, Saints and Dolphins). Granted, more of these over the years have occurred in Denver thanks to the thinner air at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but it's still impressive. Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott joined a small group of players to kick a field goal of 60 yards or more when he connected on a 61 yard field goal as time expired against the New York Giants on Sept. 24, 2017. Justin Tucker sinks a football through a basketball hoop from midfield. Janikowski hit the try in the second quarter of an ugly affair with five seconds left before halftime. He said the following in 2016, per Good Morning Football: "If the situation is prime, then maybe 84.5 yards.". During the game, Tucker became the first kicker in NFL history to kick a field goal in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s in the same game. Justin Tucker (19) PK/P - Fourth-year kicker who has handled the kickoff duties in 52 games and placekicking duties in 25 contests ... graduated in December . Some kickers skip about after a made field goal, others drum up a fist pump—but not Tucker. They're few and far between and can happen at random, with distance the great definer of the feat. He'd made 70 consecutive field … Justin Tucker missing a short field goal seems just as unlikely as what an announcer says actually affecting the game on the field. Explore all {Team} NFL player stats - including passing, rushing, receiving, tackles, and more! It definitely was a momentum swing.". Jason Hanson (495), 5. Ravens coach John Harbaugh asked, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). Justin Tucker is carried off the field by his teammates after making a game-winning field goal against the San Francisco 49ers last season. In an interview with NFL Network Thursday morning, Tucker was asked the longest field goal he'd be willing to try in a game. That's right, the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals are in the driver's seat for the top picks. More Justin Tucker The longest field goal Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has made in a game was a 61-yarder to defeat the Detroit Lions in 2013. But it... Latest news / 4 years ago / 66 shares Advertisement. Joe Buck is used to it. Tucker's sixth field goal of the night, this one from 61 yards with 38 seconds to play, pushed the Ravens to their biggest victory of the season, an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in … Matt Prater is the latest to make history with his leg, though unlike recent milestones such as Akers' kick, he shot himself right up to the top of the list. Heck, it's what happens when a team selects said kicker in the first round of a draft. Prior to the history-making kick, the game had been a snoozefest of an AFC West tilt between the Raiders and Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Justin Tucker was an NFL record-setter inside of 40, and then Joe Buck jinxed him so […] And the 2nd longest field goal in Monday Night Football history for that winning 61 yard field goal. Akers' attempt was, in a word, wild. It's only right that a guy nicknamed "Greg the Leg" and "Legatron" kicked himself into the top 10 of a list chronicling the longest field goals of all time. attempt at the end of the first half. Justin Tucker of the Ravens had previously scored 70 direct field goals within 40 yards. Ravens' Justin Tucker: 84-yard field goal is possible in right conditions Tucker, who just signed a new long-term deal, is one of the NFL's best kickers. At the time, he was on the fourteenth kicker to make a field goal longer than 60 yards. Broncos’ kicker Matt Prater made the longest field goal in 2013, but given Tucker’s recent performance, a new record in 2016 doesn’t seem impossible. Tucker has nailed a league-best 91.3% (168 of 184) of his field goals and a league-best 98.4% (188 of 191) of extra points since 2015. However, a false start penalty on guard Bradley Bozeman forced Baltimore to move the ball back by five yards. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP If you ask Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, just about anything. Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos: 73 yards, Ove Johansson, Abilene Christian University: 69 yards, Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens: 69 yards, Dirk Borgognone, Reno High School: 68 yards, Austin Rehkow, Central Valley High School: 67 yards. Lions' Matt Prater one-ups Justin Tucker and nails incredible 76-yard kick, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. YEAR TEAM G 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FG ATT PCT; 2012 Baltimore Ravens 16 0-0 8-8 Tucker made six field goals capped off by his career-long sixty-one (61) yard field goal to win the game. And when a passing game isn’t very good, a lot of the blame falls on the quarterback. [10] Tucker was elected to his first Pro Bowl to end the 2013 season. The 16-year-veteran, who hung up the cleats in 2013, understood at the time the rarity of the kick. On Wednesday, at practice for Sunday’s Pro Bowl, he made one from just a few yards shy of that mark. New England ranks 28th in both passing DVOA and EPA. He really hit the ball solidly.". "I am as happy as I can be," Elam, according to CBSNews.com. It's also hard to tell how "official" these kicks are, hence the Urban Legends slide. Dempsey—born with no toes on his right foot and with just one finger on his right hand—hit the before-its-time kick down late with the game on the line outside in a venue not benefiting from the thin air of Denver. See leaders through past seasons Leaders + indicates Hall of Famer; Leaders Table; Rank Player FG% Years Tm; 1: Justin Tucker: 90.794%: 2012-2020: rav: 2: Harrison Butker: 90.076%: 2017 … Prater's kick isn't nearly as dramatic as others on the list, though in that same vein it manages to go underrated at the same time. "This time it got there. Two years after his 61-yard conversion, Janikowski bested himself by punching through a 63-yard attempt, making him the first kicker since 1998 to register a kick from the then-historic distance. Scoreboard. The kicker who does often goes unnoticed unless it falls under a game-deciding situation. Please check your email for a confirmation. Buck: "I'm just gonna say he is. The Baltimore Ravens kicker said he could hit a 70-yard field goal in a game. You'll now receive the top For The Win stories each day directly in your inbox. Tucker's 61-yard field goal also set the NFL record for longest field goal in a domed stadium. NFL Total Field Goals Made Single Game Leaders. Below is a list of the longest field goals … 33 field goals made straight as of last night's game with the Detroit Lions. He gets thanked for a moment, and everyone returns to looking at the gaudy stats by quarterbacks and premium positions. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is in Texas getting his leg ready for the 2018 season. Feely's 3-of-4 day isn't only remembered for the the franchise record but also the miss from a shorter distance. Quietly, Prater seemed like a candidate to shatter the record well before he did. Justin Tucker is officially declared the most accurate kicker in football history. During the game, Tucker became the first kicker in NFL history to kick a field goal in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s in the same game. Justin Tucker (19) PK/P - Fourth-year kicker who has handled the kickoff duties in 52 games and placekicking. I almost beat it down there.". View Current Leaderboard. His long for most seasons floated in the 56-and-above range. Prior to the history-making kick, the game had been a snoozefest of an AFC West tilt between the Raiders and Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. David Akers was on the wrong side of history then when his Eagles went down, but he went on to secure a semblance of revenge as a member of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, converting a 63-yard attempt. 17 pick back in 2000. Tuesday night, Tucker pulled a 36-yard field goal wide left during the Ravens' win over the Cowboys. 'If the situation is prime then maybe 84.5 yards' @jtuck9 on the longest attempt he would be willing to try https://t.co/hIIMsXtrrp, “To me it doesn’t matter where I just have to hit a good ball. Ravens’ Justin Tucker Makes 75-Yard Field Goal At Pro Bowl Practice. Tucker's 61-yard field goal also set the NFL record for longest field goal in a domed stadium. The coaching staff trusted Dempsey, though, and he delivered on a shot unlike anything the league had seen before. Tom Rouen had a great hold, and I got a good swing. It's not a steadfast rule applying to every kick that follows, but it does manage to span generations. After Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph was knocked unconscious by a head-high hit in the third quarter Sunday, Justin Tucker made a 46-yard field goal … Tucker is the latest in a long line of great kickers at Baltimore — which is now officially a kicking factory. YEAR TEAM G 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FG ATT PCT; 2012 Baltimore Ravens 16 0-0 8-8 Or he doesn't and happens to play one of the more replaceable positions in sports. He missed his first kick today, from 40 yards away, which was shocking. Few situations, though, can match that of a historic kick. These kicks seem to coalesce into a perfect moment of importance and distance, the situation calling for an act of desperation flirting with the record books. The incredible outdoor kick was just a hint of what Janikowski would do over the second half of his career. It’s one of three teams that has thrown more interceptions than touchdown passes on the season. Unlike the above, some kicker-heavy games produce history and a win. He was the outright MVP for his then-St. Louis Rams on that November day in 2015 when he hit four of his five attempts, including one from 61 yards away in an eventual 21-18 overtime loss. And that’s the point of today’s post: Tucker missing a 40-yard field goal is shocking. Below are some far-out kicks that didn't occur in NFL regular-season games. Stats and information courtesy of NFL.com and the Hall of Fame unless otherwise specified. The left-footed attempt bounced off the crossbar and went through. Use tab, enter, and escape to navigate this menu. Unlike Janikowski, Bryant only needed five seasons to announce he was one of the NFL's big-game kickers. He scored all 18 points, by the way, and didn't lack for confidence with the game on the line and staring down a historic distance. Still, an impressive feat, though maybe not so in the mind of the man himself. At training camp the other day, however, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker sent the ol’ pigskin sailing through the uprights from 69 yards away. The 1-5-1 New Orleans Saints were down 17-16 against the Detroit Lions with the ball late. Tucker made six field goals capped off by his career-long sixty-one (61) yard field goal to win the game. Tucker … Adam Vinatieri (599), 2. NFL Field Goal % Career Leaders (since 1938) Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard. Broncos’ kicker Matt Prater made the longest field goal in 2013, but given Tucker’s recent performance, a new record in 2016 doesn’t seem impossible. It might not top the distance list anymore, but Dempsey's kick remains one of the greatest plays in league history. This wasn’t a blast off a tee — it was a legit 69-yard field goal. The insane 2020 NFL season is nearing a close, but Week 14 gave us even more things to talk about. On attempts from 40-49 yards he 's money from distance, with a mark. 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