Justin Tucker, Ravens Ice Niners 20-17

Big Bad Morning Show
December 01, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Justin Tucker

USA Today


By Joe Schiller

Was there ever really a doubt? 

Maybe given the conditions, but Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the NFL. With three seconds left on Sunday, he nailed a 49-yard field goal as the Ravens prevailed 20-17.

In the matchup of Super Bowl favorites, the game lived up to the hype. Both teams went blow for blow throughout four quarters.

The Niners struck first on fourth down when Jimmy Garoppolo connected with Deebo Samuel on a 33-yard touchdown. Baltimore responsed shortly after a Garoppolo fumble and Lamar Jackson found Mark Andrews for a 20-yard touchdown.

Jackson finished 14-of-23 through the air with the touchdown. It was a sloppy day through the air for both sides. Jackson did the bulk of his damage on the ground, totaling 101 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Jackson's 1-yard touchdown run and Tucker's 30-yard field goal gave the Ravens a 17-14 halftime lead. 

Out of the half, Baltimore put together what looked like a scoring drive, Jackson lost a rare fumble. The Niners took advantage, as Robbie Gould hit a 32-yard field goal to tie the game at 17-17.

Two of the most aggressive teams on fourth down lived and died by the conversion. The Ravens went 2-of-3 and the Niners finished 1-of-2.

Chris Wormley's tipped pass on fourth down halted the Niners scoring chances. The Ravens drove 34 yards on 12 plays to set up Tucker's kick. 

Once his foot connected, there was no doubt.

The Ravens improve to 10-2 and now have won a franchise record eight consecutive games.

Next Sunday, they head on the road to Buffalo to take on the Bills.