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Chiefs CB celebrates pick-six vs. Ravens with Lewis dance

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Chiefs CB celebrates pick-six vs. Ravens with Lewis dance

Ray Lewis is still getting respect from opponents at M&T Bank Stadium, even though the Ravens’ defense isn’t playing up to Lewis’ standards.

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters became the latest NFL player to do Lewis’ dance while celebrating a touchdown. After Peters returned a pick-six 90 yards Sunday during the Chiefs’ 34-14 victory over the Ravens, Peters broke into the Lewis dance in the end zone, to honor the former Ravens linebacker whose statue sits outside the stadium.

“Playing in Ray Lewis’ house, he was here for a long time, and he did a very good job, so that’s an honor and a salute to Ray Lewis,” Peters said after the game. “I knew if I got a pick I was going to do it regardless. It just helps that it was a pick-six.”

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. also did the Lewis dance after scoring on Monday Night Football last week.

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Peters’ pick-six was another reminder of how opportunistic the Chiefs’ defense is, and how badly the Ravens need to improve in that department next season. The Chiefs (9-5) had two interceptions Sunday, plus a fumble recovery that cornerback Tyvon Branch returned 73 yards for a touchdown. The Chiefs are +15 in the takeaway-giveaway department, second in the NFL behind the undefeated Panthers, who are +19.

Meanwhile, the Ravens are -15 in plus-minus turnovers, worse than every team in the NFL except the Cowboys (-18).

Consider this. Peters has seven interceptions this season. The Ravens’ entire defense has four interceptions.

Ironically, the Ravens were considering Peters in last year’s draft, but the Chiefs took him with the 18th pick, before the Ravens took wide receiver Breshad Perriman at No. 26. Peters has a chance to be the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, while Perriman has yet to play a snap for the Ravens, after a season-ending knee injury suffered on the first day of training camp.

That was just another situation that didn’t go well for the Ravens this year. So while Peters was doing the Lewis dance Sunday, the Ravens (4-10) were absorbing another defeat.

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season

Enjoying a game at M&T Bank Stadium just became a little more affordable.

On Thursday, the Ravens introduced their new "Flock Friendly Fare," reducing the price of 21 of their most popular food and beverage items.  

The change comes as the organization focuses on revamping the fan experience in 2018. Fans will see an average of 33 percent in total savings and up to 53 percent savings on a single item.  

"As a lot of you probably know, after every game we survey fans to see how we're doing; what have we done well and what have we not done well. Over the years, one of the biggest criticisms we received was for the gameday concessions prices," Ravens President Dick Cass said on the team's website

Alcoholic beverages were all reduced by $1 with the addition of domestic 12 ounce beer for $5.

Chicken tenders with fries went from $11 to $7, while a slice of pizza went from $8.50 to $6. No single item will cost above $9.

On average, you will now be able to feed a family of four for $44 compared to $66.75 in years past. To see all of the reductions, click the arrow in the post below. 

In 2017, the Atlanta Falcons reduced their concession prices upon opening their brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Ravens, however, are expecting to lose $1.5 million in concession revenue due to the change. 

Introducing our new Flock Friendly Fare!

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

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Vegas odds against Lamar Jackson starting for Ravens in 2018

Vegas has spoken and they are not optimistic about rookie Lamar Jackson starting under center for the Ravens in 2018.

Bovado, an online gambling site, has set the odds on how the top 2018 rookies will perform and they have Jackson getting 0.5 starts this season.

That number will come as a surprise considering the popular narrative that Lamar Jackson will be the Ravens' starter in no time. The team made it clear they are planning for life after Flacco when they traded back into the first-round of the 2018 draft to select the quarterback out of Louisville at No. 32

Flacco - who is entering his 11th season with the organization - is experiencing a decline in his performance of late, one that can not be put entirely on his shoulders as the team has failed in finding him valuable weapons to throw to. Nonetheless, Flacco's projected 2018 season is very much up in the air and it appears Vegas is betting on the one-time Super Bowl MVP to bounce back. 

However, the Ravens have failed to make the playoffs four of the last five seasons, and if that trend continues into 2018, the rookie could get his shot at flipping the script.

If you're a betting man, it could payoff to bet the over on Jackson. Low risk, seemingly high reward. 

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