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The defense never rested

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The defense never rested

The Jacksonville Jaguars are not the Detroit Lions on offense. But theres no question that the Ravens played better on defense Thursday night than they did last week versus Detroit.
After the 48-17 rout of Jacksonville, there were many more smiles in the press conferences and locker room post-game. The starters, back-ups and just about everyone played well and dominated a Jacksonville team that had upset the Ravens during the season in 2011
That probably wasnt on the players minds too much, though, as they wanted to improve after some inconsistent play during the first two pre-season games of this seasonespecially the defense.
And they did just that. The Jaguars scored 17 points but couldn't do much damage running or passing. They finished with 258 yards of total offense and 14 of the 17 points were scored in the fourth quarter. Seven of those came on an interception return, so the offense ended up with only 10 points in an effort thats theyre not going to like.

The Ravens, however, were very happy.
I thought the defense played well as a whole, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. We did a good job against the run. They did a nice job on their quick game, and they have really talented receivers. Blaine Gabbert gets the ball out really quick, and I thought our corners covered pretty well.
Linebacker Jameel McClain said the defense simply wanted to get out there and make plays. The Ravens looked more aggressive on defense and played in a way thats been seen a lot over the years.
The timing of this was good since starters got more playing time in this contest than any other pre-season game. Many called it a dress rehearsal for the season opener against the Bengals in 10 days.
The goal is to go out there and make plays regardless, no matter what game it is, McClain said. Whether its the last pre-season game, the first pre-season game, or the third, we want to go out there and be competitive and show our style of defense.

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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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