Buffalo Bills: Fallout from Sunday’s fight on the field
The Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars got into a fight on the field in Sunday’s game, and one player has been suspended as a result.
The Buffalo Bills were given a gift on Sunday when Leonard Fournette was ejected from the game.
That came after Fournette and Shaq Lawson got into it after some pushing shoving following a Donte Moncrief catch that initially appeared to be a touchdown. A minor tussle on the ground turned into a brawl and punches being thrown.
Fournette came over from the sideline, and as a result has been suspended by the NFL.
Although Lawson was ejected, he has not been suspended.
The fight came with the score tied at 14-14 with just under three minutes left in the third quarter. After the ejections, the ball was at the Buffalo 1-yard line. The Jaguars proceeded to move all the way back to the 24-yard line after some penalties and a sack. The end result of the drive was a missed field goal.
The Bills responded by driving down the field for a touchdown to take a 21-14 lead.
The ejection of Fournette was a huge loss for the Jaguars. He already had 95 rushing yards and two touchdowns before he was sent off. That put the focus on Blake Bortles, who has now been benched for Cody Kessler. So it didn’t go so well.
Lawson defended his teammates and the home crowd was behind him. I don’t condone fighting in the middle of a game, but Fournette was out of line and someone had to do something.
The ejections were the turning point in the game, along with the missed field goal, and could serve as an image of how tough the Bills are even with a 4-7 record.
It was also a fitting way to avenge last season’s playoff loss.