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Who will be next AFC North team to win Super Bowl?

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Who will be next AFC North team to win Super Bowl?

Who will be the next AFC North team to win a Super Bowl?

The Steelers’ playoff loss to the Broncos means no team from the AFC North will win the Lombardi Trophy this season. The Ravens remain the last team from the division to win a title, winning Super Bowl XLVII over the 49ers following the 2012 season.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, who won a Super Bowl in 2008 in his second season as a head coach, talked about the difficulty of winning championships following Sunday’s loss.

“I’ve been doing it for nine years,” Tomlin said via ESPN.com. “There’s only one year where the conversation ended in the manner in which you want it to end. Such is life in this business. It’s not easy, but we’re built for it. It’s just how it goes.”

Both the Bengals and Steelers made the playoffs this season, with a nucleus of young talent that should make them contenders next season. The Ravens took a step back in 2015, finishing 5-11, which was John Harbaugh’s first losing campaign in his eight seasons as head coach.

The AFC North figures to be strong at the top again in 2016, particularly if the Ravens upgrade their talent this offseason. However, for the third straight year, nobody from the division will be winning the Super Bowl.

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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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