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Webb figures in key plays

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Webb figures in key plays

Who was the Ravens leading tackler on Thursday night? Lardarius Webb, with six.

Regardless of how often -- or how little -- his side of the field or the receiver hes matched up with is targeted, the cornerback makes himself an active part of the defense.

However, it wasnt as if the Browns were staying away from throwing at Webb. On a night when the other corner, Cary Williams, jumped a route and came away with a 63-yard interception return for what turned out to be the decisive touchdown, Webb came close to giving up two TD passes.

On one, about halfway through the third quarter, Webb made a fine play on the ball, knocking it out of the hands of the Browns Jordan Norwood in the end zone.

On another, though, Webb got lucky. With the Browns on the Ravens 34, about 4 12 minutes left in the game and Baltimore in an all-out blitz, Webb had Greg Little one-on-one. Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden, given just enough time, lofted a pass down the middle that glanced off Littles hands at the goal line. It would have been a great catch by Little, but its also the kind of leaping reception that NFL receivers frequently make. A touchdown would have put the Browns within three points.

On the second play of the Browns final drive, Webb knocked another ball out of Norwoods hands. So even in crucial moments, Cleveland wasnt reluctant to go at Webb.

And the margin of what could have been a poor game for Webb instead of another strong performance wasnt that large. Afterward, he said he was glad to see a game won by the defense.

Once we got through it, it was like Oh, finally, Webb said (via transcript at baltimoreravens.com). But its nice to have the game on our defenses back. We really stepped up when we had to. We did a great job getting them off the field. We had a crazy call at the end. But, still that adversity we faced it, and we won the game.

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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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