PHILADELPHIA - Justin Tucker is a field goal-making machine. Put him at 56 yards, put him at 51 yards, put him at 17 yards, same result every time.
The undrafted rookie is making the Ravens’ decision to cut Billy Cundiff and go with an untested but talented leg look like a good one.
The Baltimore offense has completely fallen off in the second half, and Eagles’ turnovers are among the only reasons the Ravens now lead 20-17 with a little more than 11 minutes remaining in the contest.
Tucker is another one, and a big one at that. With his two field goals today, from 56 and now 51 yards, Tucker has converted all five of his attempts this season, including two from beyond 40 yards Monday.
Let’s see if this stands up considering Baltimore has had trouble moving the ball, gaining just 67 yards so far in the second half.
Update: Tucker just made another field goal, a 48-yarder with 4:43 remaining, to increase the Ravens’ lead to 23-17.
That certainly doesn’t put the Eagles away, but the last drive chewed up some clock, 4:43 of it to be exact, and Baltimore has forced the home team to require a touchdown to take the lead.
So it should make for a fun finish at the Link.
Update II: The Eagles have just retaken the lead, 24-23 with 1:55 remaining, on Michael Vick’s 1-yard touchdown run.
That capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive.
The Ravens will get the ball back with two timeouts. So let’s see if Tucker gets another chance.
Update III: The Ravens had a strange final possession, opting not to run once despite having two timeouts. And that’ll do it.
An underwhelming offensive showing made it so Baltimore couldn’t win a game the Eagles tried to hand over. Ravens lose 24-23.