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Ravens earn gritty win in Kansas City

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Ravens earn gritty win in Kansas City

The doomsdayersand talk-show critics will have a field day with this one. The offense failedto find the end zone. Joe Flacco didn't look much like an elite quarterback.The defense gave up a ton of yards again.Yada, yada, yada.To the Ravens,only one fact is important after their 9-6 slog over the Kansas City Chiefs onSunday."It's awin," quarterback Joe Flacco said. Added coach JohnHarbaugh: "We did what we needed to do to win the game. In the NationalFootball League that's really what's important."So whether thefinal score was 30-27 or 9-6, the Ravens will take the three-point win on theroad and go home without apology. "You'regonna have games like this from time to time, and you gotta be happy withgetting a win," Flacco said. "It's a big difference between being 4-1and 3-2."And the bottomline is after five games, the Ravens are 4-1 and atop the AFC North. Theycouldn't have asked for much more than that. The Ravens havebeen in these kinds of games before, grueling, ugly road games where nothingseems to be in sync offensively. They lost such a game last year at Tennessee. And at Jacksonville. And at Seattle. Of course, this time there was one major difference."This wasone of those games that we didn't win last year that we won this year," Harbaugh said. "To methat's an important thing."Yes, the Ravenshave work to do. They have to find the end zone after going 0-for-3 in the redzone against the Chiefs. They have to rediscover their run defense, though theyseemed to do that in the second half. They need to cut down on their ownturnovers and penalties. But none of thoseshortcomings loom quite as large when the standings say 4-1, first place. "Anybody on each side of the ball willtell you, I'll take a W before anything," linebacker Ray Lewis said,"and for us to go home right now 4-1, that's huge."

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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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