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Michael Bennett takes shot at Jaguars, says they lose games by 50 points

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If Jacksonville Jaguars fans were looking for a villain, they've got one now in Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett.

Bennett took a pretty good shot at the Jaguars during an appearance on Wednesday's episode of "Undisputed" on Fox Sports 1. Though it came in a bit of an offhand manner, it's still surely going to sting fans and maybe even some players.

Bennett was asked about the recently passed rule that bans players from leaping over the line of scrimmage to block field goals and he started his response by saying there are a lot of people governed by people that have never done the job before. Then he said he didn't see the point of the rule and said it was changed because coaches complained that it was costing them games.

That's when the Jaguars came up.

"I don't see the point [of the rule]," Bennett said. "I think a lot of coaches hate that there was people jumping over and blocking the field goals. When people block those field goals, those are the turning points in a lot of games. One point. Most of the NFL games are decided by one point unless you're playing the Jaguars or something. Then it's decided by 50."

Ouch.

Bennett has played the Jaguars twice in his career, winning 45-17 with Seattle in 2013 and losing 41-14 in 2011 with Tampa. He may be basing his opinion on that game in 2013, when the Seahawks rolled up 28 first downs, 479 yards, and forced three turnovers. Russell Wilson threw for 202 yards and four touchdowns and was pulled from the game with 3:54 remaining in the third quarter.

The Jaguars were not a good team in 2013, and while they actually won one fewer game in 2016 than they did in 2013, they did lose nine games by a touchdown or less.

Seattle will play in Jacksonville in 2017 but the NFL will not release the dates and times until mid-to-late April.