San Francisco 49ers Defensive end Arik Armstead took issue with what he called “dirty behavior” by Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Brandon Scherff on Sunday.
During the 49ers’ 34-3 victory jaguarsArmstead accused Scherff of tripping and kicking him early in the game. Armstead left the game in the first quarter with a knee injury but was able to return to the game. He was asked about it after the game.
“He tripped me, kicked me in the knee and made my day a mess… I don’t know what happened,” Armstead told NBC Sports Bay Area. “I have a lot of respect for him, but He tripped me.” Kicked me in the knee and (I) could have been seriously injured. It’s just a dirty game. “
Armstead finished with a sack and a half and three interceptions in the game.
He has started in all nine games for the 49ers so far this season. He had three sacks and 18 tackles for loss against one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.
San Francisco faced Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence five times.
Javon Hargrave had 1.5 sacks, Nick Bosa had 1.5 sacks, Chase Young He had half a sack in his debut with the 49ers.
The 49ers improved to 6-3 on the season, while the Jaguars fell to 6-3. San Francisco is tied for the division lead with the Seattle Seahawks, and the Jaguars are just in first place in the AFC South.