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Where Tucker's streak stands in NFL history

12/19/2013

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker's streak of 33 consecutive field goals made is currently the longest one in the NFL. He is also four away from breaking the team record set by Matt Stover in 2005-06.

Where does Tucker's streak rank in NFL history? It's the fourth-longest.

Tucker's string of field goals is only bested by Mike Vanderjagt (42 straight from 2002 to 2004), Gary Anderson (40 in a row from 1997 to 1998) and Stover.

This not only shows that Tucker has the longest field goal streak in the past seven years but it highlights Tucker's unusual consistency for a kicker his age.

These are the ages of those kickers when their streaks began: Vanderjagt (32), Anderson (38) and Stover (37). Tucker just turned 24 last month.

The logical next question is whether Tucker has it in him to beat these marks. The pressure certainly hasn't gotten to Tucker in his first two years in the league, and the statistics prove that.

Tucker is 16-of-17 when the Ravens are down by seven points or less. He is 12-of-13 in the last two minutes of a game. He is also 22-of-23 in the fourth quarter.

It's probably out of reach for Tucker to set the NFL record in the last two regular-season games. He needs to hit 10 in a row to do that. But, with the way Tucker is kicking the ball and kicking in pressure situations, it's hard to bet against Tucker when he has something in his sights.