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Here's The All-22 Footage Of That Mind-Boggling Fake Field Goal

Baltimore has three less points than it otherwise would right now because John Harbaugh got greedy (or went briefly insane) and tried this fake field goal run for a first down on 4th and 9. It would have been a 32-yard attempt for a kicker that made 30 of 33 field goal attempts this season and at fairly close range, in a dome, it's easy to imagine that Tucker would have knocked it in. In the video above you can see that, were it not for a too-brief block by #84, tight end Ed Dickson, Tucker might have made it, but it was still a pretty audacious coaching decision from the more mild-mannered Harbaugh.


It may not matter—Baltimore has a pretty commanding 21-6 lead at the half—but if the 49ers make a comeback, Justin Tucker being pushed out of bounds might replace "wide left" in Ravens fans' nightmares.

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