Hilariously Bad Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty On Jalen Ramsey Almost Costs Jaguars

Bryan Brandom
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After trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars by 21 in the second quarter, the Pittsburgh Steelers mounted a comeback and three times made the teams’ divisional-round matchup a one-score game before ultimately falling 45-42.

But their rally was helped along by one of the most hilariously wrong calls you’ll see: Jaguars stud cornerback Jalen Ramsey was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for being pushed.

Not pushing. Being pushed.

Specifically, pushed by Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster into Le’Veon Bell after the running back had hauled in a four-yard reception.

Here it is at full speed.

Six plays after receiving the 15 bonus yards, Bell and the Steelers cut the Jags’ lead to 28-21.

Jeff Triplette’s banishment from the officiating ranks, whether league- or self-imposed, was a start, but unsurprisingly NFL refs have still got a ways to go.

Despite the helping hand on their side, Pittsburgh wasn’t up to the Jaguars and their rushing attack, surrendering 164 yards on the ground on 35 carries in the defeat.