Trailing the Atlanta Falcons with their season on the line, the Seattle Seahawks are starting to get chippy. Following a touchdown to put the Falcons up 26-10, Michael Bennett attacked Ryan Schrader.
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) January 14, 2017
Schrader was apparently poked in the eye.
Falcons OT Ryan Schraeder just kept saying "Touchdown" as Michael Bennett was barking at him after the TD and XP.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 14, 2017
Bennett was upset with Jake Long the play before, likely stemming from a hit that injured the defensive end in the team’s regular season meeting.
This isn’t exactly uncharted territory for the Seahawks, either.
At the end of their Super Bowl XLIX loss to the New England Patriots, the Seahawks were involved in a brawl that resulted in Bruce Irvin being the first player ever ejected from a Super Bowl.
So, extra curricular antics are fairly common for this team when it’s losing in a playoff game. Seattle trails 26-10 in the third quarter. If the game doesn’t turn around, we shouldn’t be surprised to see more of this as it winds down.