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Ravens report card: Offense falters with Clausen

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Ravens report card: Offense falters with Clausen

It's time once again to get out the red pen and grade the Ravens after their 34-14 loss to Kansas City, beginning with the offense:

QUARTERBACK: C+

Jimmy Clausen was again serviceable, moving the offense at times and producing a career-high 281 passing yards (26-for-45). Clausen threw two touchdowns, including a Hail Mary, and the pick-six he allowed occurred because his receiver (Daniel Brown) slipped and fell. Clausen doesn't have much to work with, but he operated well and did a nice job running to avoid pressure.

RUNNING BACKS: C

Terrance West (7-35) averaged 5 yards a carry, but Buck Allen learned that the quickest way to John Harbaugh's doghouse is by fumbling. After his second fumble in two weeks, Allen was benched for the rest of the game and finished with 18 yards on four carries. Terrence Magee got his first two carries of the season, totaling 5 yards, but showed little. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk caught a 1-yard touchdown pass among his five catches.

OFFENSIVE LINE: C+

Jimmy Clausen was sacked twice and was hit five times, but this patchwork group held up fairly well against a tough defense. Kelechi Osemele again showed he's capable of playing left tackle, and the Ravens had some moderate success running the ball against the Chiefs' top-10 run defense. Center John Urschel had a few floater shotgun snaps that seemed to disrupt the Ravens timing.

TIGHT ENDS: C

After being shut out last week against Seattle, the tight ends at least contributed this week, with Maxx Williams catching five passes for 31 yards. Williams, though, was called for another penalty, his fifth, tied for the most among offensive players. Tackle James Hurst again worked as a blocking tight end.

WIDE RECEIVERS: B-

Kamar Aiken continues to be one of the few bright spots for the Ravens, and recorded his first 100-yard day with eight catches for 128 yards, including a Hail Mary touchdown and a tough, 30-yard catch that set up the Ravens first score. Aiken (62-802, 5 TDs) has an outside shot for a 1,000-yard season, and has become the Ravens leader in every receiving category. Jeremy Butler (3-60) also contributed, but the rest of the receiving corps was largely invisible. Daniel Brown slipped and fell, leading to the Chiefs pick-six.

[RELATED: Chiefs CB celebrates pick-six vs. Ravens with Lewis dance]

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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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