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Jones won't tone down act in Pittsburgh


Jones won't tone down act in Pittsburgh

Just because the Ravens will be in hostile territory Sunday, don’t think for one moment that Jacoby Jones isn’t prepared.

Acquired as a free agent for his big-play ability, Jones has delivered in Baltimore. He has two kickoff returns for touchdowns, going 108 yards in a 31-29 win against the Dallas Cowboys and 105 yards last week in a 55-20 rout of the Oakland Raiders.

"I got a dance for every week," he said. "Trust me."

So much for all the talk about smash-mouth football in what's expected to be 36-degree temperatures on NBC during prime time.

That only raises the stakes for Jones to make big plays, but to put his signature on the game the way he has already done several times this season for the Ravens.

In the Cowboys game, Jones did a version of Deion Sanders’ celebratory high step after crossing into the end zone.

Jones caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to give the Ravens a 14-7 lead at the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. Then, he did a creative jig that defies description.

Jones’ family sat in the same end zone where he celebrated against the Raiders. They danced along with him.

"My mom, my uncle, my two cousins, they all (were) in a whole other world," Jones said. "My cousin actually predicted it. … As I was running I was like, ‘That sucker called it.’"

Steelers fans at Heinz Field wouldn't appreciate Jones’ antics, but that won’t dissuade him from giving them a taste.

"So," he said. "They’ll just have to deal with it."

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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.