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Ten penalties in a football game is way too many, and Jacksonville ended up breaking double-digits in Oakland. Even worse were the penalties themselves; on three separate occasions, the Jaguars defense held, only to have penalties hand the ball right back to Oakland.
Jason Babin was responsible for two of those penalties. He extended an Oakland drive by shoving a lineman into the pile after the play was over and gave them another free possession with an illegal hands to the face penalty after the defense had forced Oakland to punt.
Backup tight end D.J. Williams was the other perpetrator. He lined up with his head in the neutral zone on a punt, and since the distance to go for a first down was less than five yards, the Raiders were able to send their offense back onto the field.
They marched downfield and picked up a field goal to push their lead to 13-3, making it a two-score game and forcing the offense to play from even further behind.
The Jaguars are already a bad football team that will have trouble winning games, but committing this many penalties, especially costly, drive-extending penalties, will make wins nearly impossible to come by.