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Jones named Special Teams Player of the Week

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Jones named Special Teams Player of the Week

Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his record-setting kickoff return against Dallas on Sunday.

Jones, making his first return of the season, broke off a 108-yard touchdown return in the third quarter of the Ravens' 31-29 win over Dallas. That set a Ravens record and tied the NFL mark for the longest kickoff return ever.  It was also the fifth career return touchdown (three punt, two kickoff) for Jones, a six-year veteran in his first season with the Ravens.

"Jacoby's been great," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's been a great teammate, he's been a great worker, he's just fun to be around. The guy's a pro in every sense of the word. ... He's been a huge addition for us. He's a playmaker."

Jones, a third-round draft pick by the Texans out of Lane College in 2007, played five seasons in Houston before being released in the spring. He then joined the Ravens and will face his former team this Sunday.

Jones has been the Ravens top punt returner and the No. 3 receiver all season, with 11 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown. But until this past week, he had not handled any kick return duties. That job had belonged to rookie Deonte Thompson, but after Thompson fumbled away a return at Kansas City, Jones took over that job against Dallas.

"I just play my role," Jones said on Wednesday. "Whenever they call my number for me to show up to make a play, I plan on making that play."

Jones had two other returns against the Cowboys, averaging 25.5 yards.

On the touchdown return, Jones shot through a hole formed by blocks from Corey Graham on one side and Anthony Allen on the other. A huge lane opened, and Jones ran untouched up the right sideline.

"I need to follow Anthony Allen," Jones said. "He's a running back, so he has the vision to see the holes."

As for returning a kick so deep in the end zone, Jones said, "If they give me another kick like that, yes, I'll do it again."

 

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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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