Its time againfor our weekly trip under the replay hood to see how our 10 predictions for theBengals game fared:1. Ray Rice willget his 20 touches. INCORRECT. TheRavens running back finished with 10 rushes and three receptions for a total of13 touches for 93 yards. True, his touches were -- and might continue to be --somewhat reduced in the Ravens new-look offense, but he also sat out most ofthe fourth quarter once the Ravens built their big lead. 2. Joe Flaccowill complete at least 60 percent of his passes. CORRECT. Flaccofollowed up an impressive training camp with a superb game, going 21-for-29(72.4 percent) for 299 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He routinelyzipped balls into tight windows and had terrific touch.3. Torrey Smithwill have a catch of longer than 25 yards.CORRECT. Thisdidn't take long. On the Ravens' first play from scrimmage, Flacco faked ahandoff to Ray Rice and hit Smith on a bomb down the left side, good for 52yards. 4. KelechiOsemele will start.CORRECT. And hewasn't the only newcomer on an offensive line that has been a work in progressall preseason. Osemele started at right tackle, and Ramon Harewood, who spentthe past two seasons on injured reserve, made his NFL debut as well, startingat left guard. 5. The Ravenswill allow fewer than three sacks.INCORRECT. Flaccowas sacked three times, with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins recordingtwo of those. Early in the game, Atkins simply overpowered Birk, driving himright back into Flacco for a 7-yard loss.6. The Bengalswill have a kickoff return of at least 35 yards.INCORRECT. Six ofrookie Justin Tucker's nine kickoffs resulted in touchbacks, and Brandon Tateaveraged 21.3 yards on the other three, with a long of 25. It was an improvedeffort from a unit that struggled last season. 7. A.J. Greenwill have more than 100 receiving yards.INCORRECT. TheRavens kept Green under wraps for the most part, holding the second-year starto five catches for 70 yards. 8. Justin Tuckerwill make his first official NFL field-goal attempt.CORRECT. Tuckeris likely to be among the most scrutinized Ravens this season after they keptthe rookie over incumbent Billy Cundiff. But Tucker was the better kicker intraining camp, and he was again unflappably in his official NFL debut, going3-of-3 on field goals of 46, 40 and 39 yards. 9. The Ravenswill win the turnover battle.CORRECT. Ed Reed and his'pick-six' put him in the NFL record book for interception return yardage, andthe Lardarius Webb also recovered a fumble. The Ravens, meanwhile, played aturnover-free game for a plus-2 margin. 10. Ravens 27,Bengals 20KIND OF CORRECT.Yes, we expected the Ravens to win, and had a few plays gone differently --such as one or two of Joe Flacco's tipped passes that the Bengals couldn'tquite hold on to -- the score could have been this close. But as expected, theRavens held serve at home and moved atop the AFC North.
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.
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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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