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Ravens beat Lions 18-16 on Tucker's 6 field goals, including 61-yard kick with 38 seconds left

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco reaches for the football during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 16, 2013 - 8:53 PM

DETROIT - Justin Tucker's career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions in a Monday night matchup with major playoff implications.

Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam sealed the victory with an interception — Matthew Stafford's third of the night.

Stafford threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria with 2:21 left, putting Detroit ahead 16-15. But the Lions were unable to make a 2-point conversion and couldn't prevent Baltimore from setting up its sensational kicker for his sixth field goal of the game and 33rd in a row.

The defending Super Bowl champion Ravens (8-6) are in control of an AFC wild card following their fourth straight win.

Detroit (7-7) has hurt its playoff chances by losing four of its last five.

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