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Top priority: Stopping Richardson


Top priority: Stopping Richardson

The Cleveland Browns didn't wow anyone with their victory last week, but running back Trent Richardson finally had a breakout performance and the Browns have won two of their last three games.

The Browns opened the season by losing their first five, including 23-16 in Baltimore on Sept. 27. They edged the San Diego Chargers 7-6 last week and will have a rematch with the Ravens in Cleveland on Sunday.

Unfavorable weather conditions in Cleveland grounded the offense and rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden's ability to throw. So rookie running back Trent Richardson stepped in to have his best game of the season with 122 yards on 24 carries. It was his first time reaching 100 yards since Week 2.

The Ravens kept him in check in their first meeting, holding Richardson to 47 yards on 14 carries. But Richardson seems past a rib injury that had limited him in recent weeks.

In their last three games, the Ravens' defense is allowing an average of 207 yards rushing. 

"It sure looks like he’s getting healthy," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "From what I’ve seen so far, he looks every bit like the third pick in the draft right now. And he’s got that big, physical offensive line. Obviously, that’s something that we’ve had issues with, stopping the run. So, we’d expect them to try to take advantage of that, and they’ve got the back to do it.”

The Ravens have had trouble scoring on the road, averaging just 15 points compared with 32 at home.

The Browns have had problems scoring, too. They've put up 20 points in the last two weeks and their receivers have been below average.

Weeden, however, hasn't had a turnover in 176 plays.

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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.