It didn’t take long for Michael Crabtree and Aqib Talib to get into it in their first rematch since Talib yanked Crabtree’s chain off to end last season. Crabtree was out injured when they faced each other in Denver in week four.
On the Raiders’ second series of the game, Crabtree was tasked with blocking Talib on a run. The classless POS Talib ripped Crabtree’s chain off on the play and Crabtree went off.
HE GOT THE NECKLACE AGAIN pic.twitter.com/szl7fXfwKe— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) November 26, 2017
Crabtree drove Talib back and onto the sideline and onto the ground. Talib retaliated by ripping Crabtree’s helmet off and the two teams had a huge brawl on the sideline.
Here's 7 Broncos going after Michael Crabtree on the sideline. Crab did start it, but man ...pic.twitter.com/LhDbOcHII5— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) November 26, 2017
Crabtree and Talib came back out onto the field, Crabtree without his helmet. Both players took swings at each other. Meanwhile on the sideline, there was pushing and shoving going on between each team defending their player.
In the scuffle, Gabe Jackson pushed an official and once the dust had settled Crabtree, Talib, and Jackson were ejected.
The route to the locker room goes through the Raiders’ sideline. Talib jogged that way, and Marshawn caught up to him to escort him through to ensure there wasn’t any incidents on his way through.
LMAO @ Marshawn Lynch “escorting” Talib to the locker room after his ejection. pic.twitter.com/YSB0qdZjmo— Warriors Talk (@JaeAzizi) November 26, 2017
That’s certainly one way to start this game between these two bitter rivals.