vmax Posted October 2, 2015 Share Posted October 2, 2015 The Games Ultimate Closer. "Just let him win the game," Flacco told Harbaugh.Justin Tucker did more than win the game Thursday night, when his 52-yard field goal lifted the Ravens to a 23-20 overtime win and allowed them to avoid an 0-4 start. He saved the Ravens' season and earned the title of the game's ultimate closer.Consider this: Tucker is 12-of-12 on field goal attempts to either tie or put his team ahead in the fourth quarter or overtime, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Of his eight game winners, five have come from 44 yards or longer and the one Thursday night happened in one of the trickiest stadiums for kickers.It comes down to having swagger. Tucker loves performing on the big stage, whether it's getting up stage at a concert or parodying Matthew McConaughey in a car commercial. It was only two years ago when Tucker hit a 61-yarder with 38 seconds left on Monday Night Football.That's why on Thursday the Ravens were so confident Tucker was going to nail the longest field goal by an opponent at Heinz Field before a hostile crowd and a national television audience. Long snapper Morgan Cox was so sure that he started running down the field as soon as he hiked the ball so he could retrieve the memento for Tucker. "On the last one, more than anything I was thinking, 'let's just rip it and get the hell out of here,'" Tucker said. He has to be a fantastic kicker to have me forgetting about Stover....and I thought he was great...I mean who didn't love Matt.In Tucker the Ravens also get character, swagger and....comedic relief.He's great on the field and great in the locker room. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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