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Media predictions for Ravens-Eagles

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Media predictions for Ravens-Eagles

Despite anationally televised mauling of the Bengals on Monday night, the Ravens appearto be a slight underdog as they hit theroad for the first time this season and travel up Interstate 95 to face theEagles. Most national media, though, were impressed enough by what they sawfrom the Ravens on Monday to give them the nod on Sunday. Here is how severalnational experts see the game: Albert Breer,NFL.com: Ravens 28, Eagles 24"Great asJoe Flacco looked on Monday, the challenge is different this week, with thedisruptive Philadelphia Eagles defensive line facing a Baltimore Ravensoffensive front that still has questions to answer. To pass this test, Flaccomight need to do more on his feet."HermEdwards,ESPN: Eagles (no score given)"(The Eagleson defense) have enough talent on the back end of their defense where they candefend people but they also got some good rushers. I think they are going totest the Baltimore Ravens offensive line with their rushers. I'm going to takePhiladelphia at home."
Mike Florio, ProFootball Talk: Ravens 30, Eagles 21"A week afterbarely beating the toothless new Browns, the Eagles get a taste of the oldBrowns. By the time its over, Mike Vick may need Jeffrey Lurie to pushthe wheelchair."Peter King,SI.com: Ravens 27, Eagles 17"A week ago,I never thought I'd pick the Ravens to win at the Linc, but I saw what I saw inWeek 1, and so did you. I saw Mike Vick look lousy and I saw Joe Flacco lookManningish. And this Dennis Pitta ... if you need a tight end in fantasyfootball, go get him. Now."Pete Prisco,CBSSports.com: Eagles 28, Ravens 23"The Ravenslooked great beating the Bengals. The Eagles looked awful in barely beating theBrowns. So why do I like the Eagles? They're at home. They can get after JoeFlacco. And there is no way Mike Vick plays like he did against the Browns.This is where not having Terrell Suggs shows up. Eagles get it going."
Mark Schlereth,ESPN: Ravens (no score given)"This is oneof the toughest games for me to pick, because Baltimore looked so impressive onMonday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Defensively, there were somequestion marks, but I think they showed up and played exceptionally well,especially in that second half. ... And Flacco was tremendous. This one withtrepidation, but I'm going to take Baltimore."Michael DavidSmith, Pro Football Talk: Ravens 24, Eagles 17"The Eagles wonugly in Week One, while the Ravens won big. Much like they did last year, theEagles look like a team thats less than the sum of its parts, and I like theRavens to go to Philadelphia and win."

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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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