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Rice: Texans feel like rivalry with Steelers


Rice: Texans feel like rivalry with Steelers

Wins aren't just hard to come by on the road, but points, too.

The Ravens only scored three field goals in an ugly, 9-6 victory at the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago. That marked six consecutive quarters in which they've failed to score a touchdown away from home this season.

"It's definitely a priority to get out and start fast, definitely on the road. The number one goal is to win. That's been pretty tough this year is to win on the road," running back Ray Rice said. "The way our offense wants to be, the way we want to play is with the tempo. So we like to get out and try to start fast."

The Ravens' no-huddle offense has been hot and cold. They haven't scored a touchdown in the first quarter in four consecutive games, including at home.

"We would prefer to come out and make a good first impression," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We haven't always done that."

Houston has never beaten Baltimore in five tries, including a 29-14 regular season loss last season and 20-13 in the playoffs. But the Texans are off to their best start in franchise history.

"It is sort of like that Pittsburgh Steeler-feeling kind of game. … Wow they've arrived. It's the best start in franchise history. They've earned it," Rice said. "They've earned the respect from the rest of the NFL.

"Nobody's looking at the Houston Texans on their schedule no more and saying, 'Oh shoot we got an easy game.' They're looking at the Houston Texans knowing you're going in for a fight."

Harbaugh expects Reliant Stadium to be a difficult venue to for his Ravens to succeed. 

"It seems like we're a team that people get excited to play against, crowds get pumped up for us when we come in there it seems like," he said. "We usually get the best of the crowd."

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Ravens lower concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season


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.