Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib have a history with each other, after the infamous chain-snatching incident from last season. So, when the Broncos and Raiders met on Sunday in Oakland, it came as no surprise to see the two get locked up in another scuffle, but this time it escalated into an all out brawl.
Crabtree and Talib got hooked up on a block and, again, Talib went to snatch Crabtree’s chain. Crabtree drove Talib onto the sideline and barreled into a cameraman, where Talib ripped off his helmet and sparked the first portion of the fight between the two teams. CBS detailed their old history and how it spilled into their most recent fracas.
And then, the two got into their own fight away from the original pile, with Crabtree being in the unenviable position of trying to fight without his helmet against a player with his helmet.
The two exchanged some pretty solid shots, most notably this hook from Talib and Crabtree appeared to get his fingers inside Talib’s facemask to even the odds a bit and go for an eye poke or shove of some form.
Unsurprisingly, both players were ejected from the game swiftly, along with Raiders guard Gabe Jackson who pushed an official.