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Justin Tucker's 27-yard-field goal gives Ravens 31-30 win over Patriots

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Rookie kicker Justin Tucker barely kept a 27-yard field goal inside the right upright as time expired to give theRavens a frantic 31-30 comeback victory Sunday night in front of an announced 71,269 at M&T Bank Stadium.


“What would be a better story than the one you saw?,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. 

Trailing by nine points with seven minutes, 29 seconds to play, Joe Flacco threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:01 left, and the Ravens’ fifth-year quarterback then led another drive in the final two minutes to set up Tucker for the game winner.

Just eight months after Billy Cundiffmissed a 32-yard field goal at Gillette Stadium that would have likely sent theAFC championship game against the Patriots into overtime, Tucker converted, giving the Ravens the victory. Twice they erased double-digit victories in the game.

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