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Detroit Lions beaten by 61-yard monster kick

Justin Tucker scored every Ravens point (©GettyImages)
Justin Tucker scored every Ravens point (©GettyImages).

The Baltimore Ravens snatched victory from the jaws of defeat last night when they came from behind to win their game against the Detroit Lions, courtesy of a Justin Tucker field goal from 61 yards that barely made it inside the post with seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter.

That kick was Tucker's sixth of the game having converted the previous five. He was the Ravens' only points scorer as the walked away 18-16 winners.

The Lions made the best start and led for the majority of the game thanks to touchdowns from Reggie Bush and Joseph Fauria and a field goal from David Akers.

But it wasn't enough to overcome the Ravens (8-6) as they pulled off a lucky win which puts them in the wild card playoff picture but sends the Lions (7-7) down to third in the NFC North.

The Lions aim to be involved in the playoffs with coach Jim Schwartz's job reportedly on the line should they fail.

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson came under-fire after the game - the normally sure-handed star dropped several Matthew Stafford passes.

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