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Monday, September 27, 2021
Sportsman of the Week Ending 9/26/2021
Sixty six. 66. Sesenta y seis. A number never before breached by a field goal kicker. On a successful Field Goal at least. Until Sunday. What appears to be the best kicker of at least this generation or maybe ever, Baltimore Ravens uber-leg Justin Tucker both wowed the entire NFL fan population and punched another hole in the Detroit Lions gut by kicking the longest field goal in NFL history. A record that may not ever be broken. With three seconds left after the heavily favored Ravens converted a near impossible fourth and 19, they found themselves with no choice but to send out Tucker to convert a record 66-yard FG to win 19-17. Mind you, in his career, he'd only converted one of five from 60+ yards. Make it two of six. Note the other was also against the Lions, also as time expired, also a 2 point win. Tucker cemented his legacy with a highlight for generations and a record for maybe ever.