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Ravens know A.J. Green is dangerous

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Ravens know A.J. Green is dangerous

The Ravens know that their season opener with the Bengals will be a tough early-season test on Monday night for several reasons. One of the problems the Ravens need to deal with is how to stop tough wide receiver A.J. Green.
He's only in his second year in the NFL, but Green quickly turned into one of the league's top receivers last year. Green missed the first game and finished with just two catches for 26 yards in the second meeting, both of which the Ravens won.
But coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens know how dangerous Green can be in a game. Green finished with 65 catches for 1,057 yards last year, something Harbaugh talked about at his Monday press conference.
"Incredible athleticism-- I've read it and I truly believe it-- watching him play on tape and watching him in pre-game. You throw a ball anywhere near him and you don't think he's going to be able to catch it, and he finds a way to grab it," Harbaugh said. "He's got an amazing catch radius. He's big, tall, long."
The 6-foot-4, 207-pound Green came to the Bengals as the fourth overall pick in last year's draft and turned a lot of heads with his talent. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said, in the team's notes, that Green was really the most impressive rookie he'd ever been around.
Green also finished with seven touchdowns and added 11 catches of at least 35 yards -- tied with Calvin Johnson and Victor Cruz for first in the NFL.
And that's why Harbaugh said the Ravens need to keep their eyes on him Monday night.
"He can get behind the defense very quickly," Harbaugh said.

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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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