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Ravens look for better success on the road

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Ravens look for better success on the road

The Ravens got a week to rest and now have to come back to one of the things that's given them the most trouble so far the last two seasons-- a road game.

During the past two years, the Ravens just haven't played well on the road. They've struggled against teams they should have beaten with ease and also just have yet to play consistent football. 

It's one of the things that coach John Harbaugh and his staff are trying to figure out before the Ravens head out to Cleveland for Sunday's match-up with the Browns. 

"It's harder for us on the road -- for some reason -- when things aren't going well, to pull ourselves out of it," Harbaugh said in Monday's conference call with the media. "That's probably been going on into last year's time."

Harbaugh talked about how the Ravens played well on the road at times in 2011, against the Steelers and Rams, but there's been a number of tough games away from Baltimore.

He said the team's been trying to figure out why Joe Flacco and friends have problems on offense. Or why there's been trouble in general. So far, there's not an easy answer although the team is taking a good hard look at why they're having so much difficulty. 

"We’re actually doing some kind of studies on that – not that I think it’s going to be earth-shattering – it’s just going to be doing the things that we need to do to get first downs and get the ball moving and not turn the ball over," Harbaugh said. "It’s not any big mystery. You just have to get first downs. You have to score in the red zone.  You can’t turn the ball over. You have to get some time of possession.”

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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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