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Ravens looking for road success

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Ravens looking for road success

The Ravens found amazing success last year at home. They won all eight of their regular-season games before beating Houston in a tough AFC playoff contest that put the Ravens into the conference title game in New England.
But they didnt fare quite as well on the road, just splitting their eight regular-season games and losing up north against the Patriots.
The bottom line is the Ravens finished 9-0 at home and 4-5 on the road, counting the playoffs. Thats a big difference and something the Ravens want to try and adjust to, something theyll address with Sundays road opener up in Philadelphia.
The curious part of last years schedule is the Ravens scored a number of tough victories at home but lost to teams they should have beaten Tennessee, Jacksonville, Seattle and others on the road.
But the Eagles will give the Ravens a very good test Sunday. Philadelphia is coming off a very poor performance last week in Cleveland especially thanks to Michael Vicks four interceptions against a stubborn Browns team.
The Ravens need to understand whats coming in Philly.
We know that this is their home opener, Ray Lewis said when talking to the media earlier this week. We know its going to be loud, its going to be rowdy, and they are going to be ready to play. We cant look at last week and say they are going to play as bad as they played against the Browns. No, I dont think that at all. I think we are going to get everything they have as Philadelphia Eagles.
The Ravens havent had trouble with games like that when opponents come to Baltimore to play. Now, can the Ravens turn things around and find just as much success on the road?
Thats going to be one of this years big questions.

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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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