If you had any doubts how rookie kicker Justin Tucker would perform under a pressure situation, you can put those doubts to rest right now! Justin Tucker kicked the game winning field goal with 2 seconds on the clock to give the Baltimore Ravens the revenge that they were seeking against the New England Patriots.
Joe Flacco led the game winning drive which led to Justin Tucker’s game winning field goal. Wide receiver Torrey Smith gave an inspiring performance catching 2 TD passes with 127 yards receiving despite the fact that his younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident less than 24 hours before the game. Joe Flacco passed for 382 yards and 2 TDs and Ray Rice rushed for 101 yards and a TD.
Final Score: Ravens 31 Patriots 30
Nobody can forget the heartbreaking loss that the Baltimore Ravens suffered against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game last season. Well, tonight the Baltimore Ravens will have the opportunity to get revenge in primetime Sunday Night football. The Ravens will get this golden this opportunity in front of a packed home crowd at M&T Bank Stadium.
Both the Ravens and the Patriots are coming off of losses. The Ravens will try to rebound after a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week. The Ravens should have won last week but somehow decided to not run the ball with a 10 point halftime lead against the Eagles. The Ravens vs Patriots game will probably be the most anticipated NFL football matchup this week and it should turn out to be a good game.
In debate of who is the greatest free safety of all time, Ed Reed must be at the top of the list after tonight. He probably was at the top of the list before tonight but he just sealed the deal. With his pick six against the Bengals tonight , Ed Reed now holds the record for the most interception return yards in NFL history with 1,497. This is the reason I wear my Ed Reed jersey with pride on purple Fridays.
The Baltimore Ravens went undefeated at home last year. The way they are performing thus far against the Bengals in front of a home crowd on Monday Night Football, they just may go undefeated at home again this year.