Upon first glance, the numbers that Jimmy Clausen put up against the Seahawks on Sunday — he completed 23 of 40 throws for 274 yards and one interception — are unspectacular (at best). However, the 28-year-old still found a way to make history versus Seattle, and became one of only six quarterbacks in NFL history to accomplish a very unique feat.
Clausen, who was replacing an injured Matt Schaub (who was replacing an injured Joe Flacco), just so happened to face the Seahawks in Week 3, too, while he was with the Bears. So after getting the nod and taking the field to quarterback Baltimore in their 35-6 loss to the NFC West contender, he joined Jack Kemp, Norm Snead, Chris Chandler, Kerry Collins, and Kyle Orton (who did it twice in 2011 with the Broncos and then the Chiefs) as the only signal callers who have started against the same foe twice in the same season while with different teams.
He said matching up with Chicago earlier in 2015 helped some, but it didn't have an enormous influence on him.
“Yeah, it helped me a little bit but to be honest two totally different game plans," Clausen said. "We threw the ball quite a bit today and the previous time, we didn’t throw it at all. So two totally different game plans, but just going up against that defense it’s like a conference game seeing the same team twice. It helps you.”
Overall, unfortunately, Clausen's employers have lost by a combined score of 61-6 this year to Pete Carroll's bunch. Perhaps a third time for Clausen would be the charm?
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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.
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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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