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Clausen continues to prepare, as Schaub misses another practice

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Clausen continues to prepare, as Schaub misses another practice

OWINGS MILLS – If Jimmy Clausen starts at quarterback Sunday for the Ravens, he hopes it goes better than his last start against the Seahawks.

Clausen started Week 3 against Seattle when he was still a member of the Bears, replacing an injured Jay Cutler. It was not a good day for Clausen. He completed nine of 17 passes for a paltry 63 yards, and the Bears were shutout at home, 26-0. All 10 Bears’ possessions that day ended with a punt.

Clausen may get another opportunity Sunday when the Ravens host the Seahawks at 1 p.m. Starting quarterback Matt Schaub (chest) missed his second consecutive practice Thursday, leaving Clausen to take the starting reps again. If Clausen gets the call Sunday, he believes he will be prepared.

“The biggest thing being a backup quarterback is that you have to stay ready and prepared like you are going to start,” Clausen said Wednesday. “I’m getting more comfortable each and every day. The more you can speak the language, the easier it is to call the play, to get in the huddle, get to the line of scrimmage, making checks, do what you need to do at the line of scrimmage and run the play.

“Losing (to Seattle) doesn’t help, but just going in there preparing for them, practicing all week to get ready for them, I think it’s definitely going to help if I have to go in there.”

If Clausen plays, he knows a steady performance could help solidify a roster spot for next season, either with the Ravens or elsewhere.

“Every single day is another job interview,” Clausen said. “You’ve got coaches, GM’s, and scouts watching practice tape, watching game tape. You’ve always got an eye on you.”

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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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