The Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Seattle Seahawks soundly in between the white lines Sunday. Then the Seahawks took out their frustrations on the Jaguars and their fans in an ugly ending that resulted in two ejections, with suspensions likely to follow.
Michael Bennett was flagged for diving at the knees of Jaguars C Brandon Linder with Jacksonville lined up in victory formation in the final minute. Several Jaguars, including rookies Leonard Fournette and Cam Robinson, came to their teammates' defense of Bennett's inexcusable behavior, also drawing unsportsmanlike penalties but not disqualifications.
Then, on the next play, following Sheldon Richardson's ejection, fellow Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was tossed after an unsportsmanlike penalty. On his way into the tunnel as Jaguars fans were throwing garbage onto the field, Jefferson attempted to climb into the stands and engage the fans.
It was a scene eerily reminiscent of the NBA fight involving Ron Artest that spilled into the seats at the Palace in Auburn Hills in 2004. Fortunately, a security official was able to stop Jefferson from reaching the fans.