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Webb: 'The ref made a mistake'

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Webb: 'The ref made a mistake'

After not getting much contact on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the beginning, the Ravens began to find their mark in the second half.

Dalton had just been intercepted by Ravens safety Ed Reed, who took the pass 34 yards for a touchdown to extinguish any hopes of a comeback. Then Dalton fumbled on a sack by Ray Lewis that led to a one-yard touchdown run by Ray Rice.

With Cincinnati in obvious pass situations and trailing 41-13, Lardarius Webb started inching towards the line of the scrimmage and blitzing from the edge. He nailed Dalton on his blind side just as he released a pass.

Webb was called for a personal foul even though he didn't use his helmet and made no contact with Dalton's head. Dalton was rattled, but Webb doesn't expect the league to fine him for the blow.

"I was just giving effort. I wasn't trying to hurt him. I wasn't trying to do something stupid," Webb said. "I'm going to leave it to the NFL, let them see it. I was trying to be as legal as possible. I put my head on the other side of him. I have him a shoulder. I hit him low, in between the waist and ribs.

"People make mistakes and the ref made a mistake. ... You're going to have adversity. You're going to have bad calls."

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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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