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Lewis' 'Football Life' compelling

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Lewis' 'Football Life' compelling

The production of A Football Life: Ray Lewis, which aired on the NFL Network Wednesday night, featured footage of Lewis micd up during the AFC Championship Game.

Theres a silly little exchange between him and Tom Brady after he tackles the Patriots quarterback. Both get up and go nose-to-nose, with each demanding of the other, What?!

But after the game, they meet at midfield and express their warm feelings for each other.

In an interview during the off-season, Lewis reflects on the title game loss and again talks team and not putting a loss on any individual.

What you going to do, put that on two men? Oh, Lee Evans should have caught the ball. Oh, Billy Cundiff should have made the kick. Well, maybe I should have made the tackle in the third quarter, he says as footage shows BenJarvus Green-Ellis running past him.

There are also light moments: During the Ravens-49ers game, coach John Harbaugh is pumping up the team, walking the sideline and talking to the defense on the bench. Where else would you rather be than right here? he exhorts them. On the field, an injured Lewis replies. Sorry, man, Harbaugh says with a laugh.

Then, cameras follow Lewis to a family gathering in Florida, where, we're told, Lewis can be somewhat anonymous. To demonstrate, a fellow who's also visiting the park asks Lewis why there are cameras there. Lewis, pointing to one of his children, says the young boy is an actor in "Karate Kid." The guy apparently believes him.

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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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