OAKLAND (CBS SF) — There is always bad blood between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos and Sunday was no exception.
Three players were ejected following a brawl between the two teams.
The fight started early in the first quarter when Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree blocked Denver cornerback Aqib Talib on a run play. Crabtree pushed Talib to the ground on the Broncos sideline, and a fracas ensued.
Players from both teams ran over to the sideline area to join in, and Raiders offensive lineman Gabe Jackson appeared to throw punches. Jackson also made contact with an official and was ejected.
Talib ripped Crabtree’s helmet off and threw it at him, and Crabtree went back at Talib in the end zone before teammate Johnny Holton joined in shoving Talib.
Crabtree and Talib were ejected for fighting.
Talib and Crabtree had a run-in in Week 17 last season when Talib ripped Crabtree’s chain off his neck. Video from Sunday’s fight showed Talib grabbed Crabtree’s chain again.