Ravens kicker Justin Tucker went 6-for-6 and accounted for all of Baltimore’s points in their 18-16 victory.
The Lions’ loss sent them to 7-7 on the season and opened the door for the Green Bay Packers to still have a legitimate shot at an NFC North crown.
Should the Packers (7-6-1) win their next two games – against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, respectively – they will make the postseason.
Well, injured Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers took it upon himself to thank Tucker on his weekly radio show today. Via Rob Demovsky at ESPN.com, Rodgers praised the kickers’ performance thoroughly.
“I’d like to thank Justin Tucker off the top here for his performance last night,” Rodgers said to open his ESPN Milwaukee radio show. “Unbelievable. That 61-yarder was amazing. I didn’t quite get the three previous plays, but wow.
“It’s amazing that we’re sitting here 7-6-1 with a chance to win two and be in [the playoffs],” Rodgers said.
With the win, Baltimore (8-6) upped their chances for a playoff spot as well – they currently hold the 6th and final — and maintained pace with the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North.