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ICYMI: Ravens kicker Justin Tucker hit a 69 yard field goal in practice

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On Sunday during practice, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker proved why the Ravens gave him a contract in July that makes him one of the highest paid kickers in NFL history. Tucker hit a 69-yard field goal which you can see here via BaltimoreRavens.com.

It doesn’t really matter what kind of condition the kick was made. Whether it is in practice, during the preseason and during games that matter most, kicking a 69-yard field goal is historically good as that has never been done in an NFL game in history.

But while the field goal is an awesome feat, Tucker hinted that people shouldn’t expect to see that attempted too often as he discussed via the Ravens official website.

“We’re not just going to be out there hitting 69-yarders in the first quarter, unless we have a 30 mph tailwind and our defense is just balling,” Tucker noted.

However, if Tucker is able to get into a rhythm of making making those kind of kicks and translating those opportunities into live games, the Ravens have an opportunity to change the way teams play them in a big way. It doesn’t have to be from 69 yards out because opponents by now know that Tucker is a serious threat to kick from 64 yards at least.