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Raiders coach expects QB Carr to start vs. Ravens

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Raiders coach expects QB Carr to start vs. Ravens

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Ravens can expect to see Derek Carr starting at quarterback for the Raiders on Sunday. That comes from Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, who said during a Wednesday conference call that Carr was recovering well from a bruised thumb suffered in Week 1. X-rays taken Monday were negative.

“I feel good about where he is and where he’s tracking and we think he’ll be in good shape,” Del Rio said.

Carr was 7 for 12 for 61 yards against the Bengals on Sunday before leaving the game in the second quarter. Backup Matt McGloin finished the game and went 23 for 31 for 142 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. However, the Raiders lost, 33-13, and Carr is the quarterback the Raiders believe gives them the best chance to win.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens would prepare for both quarterbacks.

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“We’ll prepare for Derek, but we’ll also prepare for McGloin,” Harbaugh said during his Wednesday press conference. “They’re very similar. They run the same exact offense. He’s not going to change the offense. Both run the offense well.”

Carr showed promise as a rookie last season with 21 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. It sounds as if Carr will face he Ravens for the first time Sunday.

 

 

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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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