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Osemele dodges major injury


Osemele dodges major injury

Getting pounded in a 30-point loss to the Houston Texans was debilitating enough for the Ravens.

Then they almost lost rookie right tackle Kelechi Osemele, who was engaged in a block when a pile of players crunched against his right leg.

It didn't look good as Osemele appeared headed to the season-ending injury list.

"I just heard a pop in my knee and my ankle. I was real worried about it. Couldn't feel it because I had so much adrenaline going," said Osemele, who was replaced by veteran Bryant McKinnie but returned to start the third quarter. "I lost so much strength I thought something was definitely damaged."

Fortunately for Osemele, the X-rays were negative. It was a shocking twist because he hobbled and had to be assisted to a cart. Osemele couldn't put pressure on his right leg. Athletic trainers also put a soft cast on him as he was wheeled off the field.

"Nothing was broken," said Osemele, who admitted he was taken aback by the diagnosis. "I got some shots in me. The pain started kicking in later. Then it kind of felt like I didn't have strength in it but once the pain went away I was like, 'Im just going to finish out the game.' "

The Ravens are entering a bye week, which will give Osemele time to rebound so he'll be at full strength for Nov. 4 at the Cleveland Browns.

"I'll be good," he said. "Regardless of what happens I'm going to be in there. I'll be alright."

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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.