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Justin Tucker has made 82 of 87 FGs in camp


Justin Tucker has made 82 of 87 FGs in camp

If you go just by the numbers, rookie Justin Tucker is not just on Billy Cundiff's tail -- he's kicking it.

Tucker, a 22-year-old rookie, has made 82 of 87 field goals (94.2) in training camp while Cundiff has converted 74 of 89 (83.1), according to tallies by Ed Lee of the Baltimore Sun.

Cundiff, 32, who is entering his ninth NFL season, is under the microscope after missing a game-tying field goal from 32 yards in the AFC title game last season as the Ravens fell 23-20 to the Patriots.

He made 28 of 37 field goals, or 75.7, last season. Cundiff's longest was from 51 yards. That's right at Cundiff's career accuracy of 76.7, making 132 of 172.

In the playoffs last season, he made 4 of 5 but that one miss was crucial. He misfired on 5 of 6 attempts from 50 yards or more.

Now Tucker is making it a tough decision on the coaching staff. He likely will get significant work to prove he can remain this accurate in live game situations -- provided the Ravens can get in field goal range -- in Friday's home preseason game vs. the Lions.

Tucker is used to the big stage. He kicked for the Texas Longhorns. He made 17 of 21 last season, or 81, with a long of 52 yards. For his career there, Tucker converted 40 of 48, or 83.3.

Special teams coach Jerry Rosburg doesn't expect Tucker's youth to be a handicap.

"It's a credit to him that he's been able to quickly adapt to some new techniques," Rosburg said. "I don't know how you hide at the Univeristy of Texas, but he wasn't a surprise to us.

"The best player plays. That's just the way it is."

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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.