Justin Tucker's career-long 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Baltimore Ravens to an 18-16 win over the host 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 had thrown a 14-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Fauria with 2:21 left, putting Detroit ahead by 16-15. But the Lions were unable to make a two-point conversion and couldn't prevent Baltimore from setting up its sensational kicker for his sixth field goal of the game and 33d 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.

The Lions were trying to remain tied with Chicago atop the NFC North - Detroit holds the head-to-head tiebreaker - and Baltimore was hoping to pull within a game of first-place Cincinnati in the AFC North.

Reggie Bush had missed Detroit's previous game at the Eagles with an injured right calf, but he was back for this one.

The Ravens are hoping for a sixth straight postseason berth. The Lions, meanwhile, were trying to avoid a late-season collapse that would keep them out of the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years. Detroit has blown fourth-quarter leads in each of its last four losses and hasn't won a division title since 1993.