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It's hit and miss for kickers

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It's hit and miss for kickers

The Ravenskickers had a relatively rough day at practice Monday, one of the few blips inwhat has been a superb training camp competition that has brought out the bestin both players. Rookie JustinTucker trotted out to try a 52-yarder at the end of a situational drill andmissed, one of the few misses he's had this entire preseason. In fact, the notion that Tucker missing a kick is noteworthy underscores just how good he has been this camp.
After the nextseries, Billy Cundiff came on and tried a 52-yarder, and he missed as well, oneof three misses on the day for Cundiff. He earlier had misfired from about 24 and 34 yards, though he also made several kicks.
Tucker then gotanother chance on the final play of the drill. With players on both sideshollering, and Tucker's former Texas teammate, Sergio Kindle, shouting"Hook 'em Horns!" Tucker hit a 52-yarder.Coach JohnHarbaugh offered an explanation -- thought not an excuse -- for Cundiff's short miss.
"That was areal high snap, so that threw his timing off, and Billy was out in front ofit," Harbaugh said after practice. "I think sometimes when you havebad conditions, the kicker will slow down to account for the possibility of abad snap plus a plant foot sliding. So, a high snap like that in goodconditions, he really didnt expect that he was out in front of it, and thatswhy he missed it. You still need to make it, but it makes it tougher.

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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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