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Terrell Suggs quiet this week, but Steelers expect to hear from him Sunday

Terrell Suggs quiet this week, but Steelers expect to hear from him Sunday

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has been unusually quiet for Steelers week, not addressing the local media on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the Steelers have said plenty about Suggs.

Asked about his long-time rivalry with Suggs, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger expressed his admiration on a conference call.

“He needs to be tested,” Roethlisberger said, jokingly. “I don’t know how that man still plays at such a high level as old as he is. He is an awesome football player. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him. Him and I have had a lot of battles against each other. Like I said, a lot of respect for the way he plays the game, the respect he has for the game.”

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said just calling Suggs a pass rusher doesn’t do him justice.

“He’s one of those generational players,” Tomlin said. “He’s played at an extremely high level for a long time, and he’s not just defined by one element of his play. He’s a pass rusher. He smashes the run. He’s screen and perimeter ball aware. He’s a very complete football player.”

At age 34, Suggs’ participation in the Steelers-Ravens rivalry could be close to the end. In his 14th season, Suggs has not talked much about his plans beyond this season.

There is little doubt, however, that Suggs is very much looking forward to this game. Even if you don’t hear from Suggs this week, the Steelers expect to hear from him Sunday.

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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.