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Forsett has a chance to join exclusive list of running backs


Forsett has a chance to join exclusive list of running backs

Justin Forsett had his best NFL season at age 29 with 1,366 yards rushing. What will Forsett do for an encore in 2015? If he surpasses 1,400 yards at age 30, Forsett will join elite company.

As Kevin Seifert of ESPN pointed out, only nine NFL running backs have ever surpassed 1,400 yards in a season after turning 30. Thomas Jones was the last back to do it, gaining 1,402 yards for the Jets in 2009 at age 31.

Forsett will turn 30 years old in October, making him one of the league’s oldest No. 1 backs. Only three other teams are going with No. 1 backs over 30 – the Bears with Matt Forte, the Colts with Frank Gore, and the Giants with Rashad Jennings.

The Ravens believe in Forsett, and proved it by signing him to a three-year, $9 million deal this offseason. But they also drafted Buck Allen, a promising running back from USC who has the potential to be Forsett’s eventual successor as the starter.

Forsett keeps himself in great shape, and the Ravens’ offensive line returns intact, giving him another chance to have a stellar season. However, for Forsett and all NFL running backs, eluding Father Time after 30 can be more difficult than eluding would-be tacklers.


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


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.