Sunday, December 10, the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS were at EVERBANK FIELD in JACKSONVILLE, FL, to do battle against the JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS!!!
The JAGUARS won the game 3 - 24, and, secured their spot in the 2017 NFL PLAYOFFS, but; their victory was marred by a team-wide brawl that erupted towards the end of the game.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED reports Two Seahawks players were ejected and a suspension might be coming for defensive lineman Michael Bennett after he helped instigate a final-minute brawl in a 30-24 loss to the Jaguars. With Jacksonville in victory formation, Bennett rolled into the legs of center Brandon Linder before taking him to the ground. Sheldon Richardson was ejected for throwing a punch in the following tussle, and fellow lineman Quinton Jefferson was kicked out a play later after more aggressive posturing.
On his way out of the stadium, he attempted to climb into the stands after twice nearly being hit with an item from the crowd. Security ultimately restrained him.
The JAGUARS are now guaranteed to finish with its first winning season since 2007 (when running back Leonard Fournette was in sixth grade).
The SEAHAWKS , meanwhile, is suddenly in a perilous position. At 8-5 with a head-to-head loss to current six seed Atlanta, it has less than a 60 percent chance of making the playoffs according to FiveThirtyEight. And if Sunday's dirty play—which was reminiscent of the team's unsportsmanlike end to its Super Bowl XLIX loss—leads to suspensions (as I'd expect given the league's recent punishments), it would further damage the Seahawks' chances as they face the division rival Rams next.-CCG