Likely frustrated by the sinking realization that they were about to lose to a team that has, until this season, consistently resided in the dark depths of the standings for a decade, the Seattle Seahawks acted out.
In the closing moments of their 30-24 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive end Michael Bennett and defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson went down swinging—literally, on the latter’s part.
With Blake Bortles’ Jags in victory formation, Bennett dove at the knees of Jacksonville center Brandon Linder. Running back Leonard Fournette came to his teammate’s aid and drew an offsetting penalty as Jefferson threw a failed punch and got himself ejected.
Michael Bennett dangerously rolls into the centers leg. Sheldon Richardson ejected for throwing a punch. pic.twitter.com/Qsyr7FJWNH
— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) December 11, 2017
On his way out of EverBank Field, one of the reported 64,431 ticket purchasers—making it the first Jaguars sellout in 15 months—took a shot at Jefferson with what looks like a water bottle. Jefferson then diverged from his path out of the stadium and went toward the stands, where he jawed with Jaguars fans before being restrained and escorted out by security.
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) December 11, 2017
It looks like security intended to remove the transgressing fans as well.
Fournette spent the day running all over Seattle’s defense, rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown and adding 18 yards through the air.
He also bowled a strike.
— NFL (@NFL) December 10, 2017
The Jaguars are 9-4, good for first place in the AFC South.