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Paul Posluszny: “Unacceptable” to have two players ejected

Baltimore Ravens v Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Steve Smith #89 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball with pressure from Paul Posluszny #51 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 25, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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The Jaguars came into Sunday’s game with the Raiders with a chance to extend their winning streak to three games and move their record to .500 on the year.

That didn’t happen, however. The Jags fell behind 20-6 in the first half and hopes of a comeback were hurt by a series of unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and personal fouls that eventually led to the ejections of defensive tackle Malik Jackson and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

The game likely would have remained out of reach without the loss of composure, although that didn’t make it any easier for linebacker Paul Posluszny to see his team melt down in the final quarter of the game.

“I think it’s terrible,” Posluszny said, via “We need to act like professionals at all times, regardless of what happens. To have guys get thrown out, multiple penalties over and over again, that’s not who we are and we can’t tolerate that moving forward. I’ve never seen anything like that before. That’s unacceptable on a lot of different levels. Fans don’t want to see that, you guys don’t want to see that and we don’t want to be a part of it. Just from a higher standard of playing in the NFL, we can’t have that.”

The Jaguars were penalized 13 times for 122 yards overall on Sunday, something that isn’t going to help them win games even if they avoid having any players disqualified from the proceedings. They’ll try to clean things up quickly as they face the Titans on Thursday.