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Justin Tucker and the Data Behind the NFL's Record 66-Yard Field Goal

• By Andrew Beaton

Before Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker broke the record for the longest field goal in NFL history, he had already broken the most basic standards of kicking in professional football. 

Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history. He remains amazingly accurate even at remarkably long distances. He defies the basic notions of how reliably and how far away a team can expect to score off a human's foot.