The Ravens entered “Sunday Night Football” in Week 5 having lost a record five straight games on their own turf. But none other than Justin Tucker snapped that streak in a big way against the rival Bengals. The most accurate kicker in NFL history got four different opportunities at points under the prime-time lights, and he delivered on all four, including a 58-yarder and the game-winning 43-yard field goal as time expired. Lamar Jackson’s own legs helped seal the Ravens’ 19-17 win, which cemented Baltimore atop the AFC North and sent Joe Burrow and Co. below .500.
The Ravens’ close win also halted a run of blown leads at home. Among the team’s five consecutive home losses coming into Sunday night’s rivalry were games in which Baltimore was up by 17 and 21 points but still lost. Jackson helped the Ravens out to a 10-0 lead in Sunday’s contest, but the Bengals knotted it up ahead of halftime.
Justin Tucker after hitting the Ravens game winning FG on the Bengals pic.twitter.com/nsjooEKddO
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 10, 2022
Bengals’ WR Tee Higgins (ankle) and TE Hayden Hurst (groin), both listed as questionable for Sunday night, both are expected to play against the Ravens, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2022