Players Thrown Out Of Broncos-Raiders Game After Brawl

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The bad blood between Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and Oakland Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree runs deep.

There's at least two things Aqib Talib doesn't like in his life: Michael Crabtree and Crabtree's chain. He pushed Talib amongst players on the Denver sideline, where both players went to the ground. Gabe Jackson, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Raiders, was also ejected for contact with an official. Crabtree didn't have his helmet on, but he was still willing to fight Talib.

You should see Crabtree's numbers against Talib. That prompted multiple Broncos to chase Crabtree away. Speaking of Lynch, the popular running back amusingly ensured Talib's safe passage to the locker room by escorting the rival cornerback through the Raiders sideline into the tunnel.

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"You hard? You tough?" Crabtree said a year ago.

At that time, Talib was pretty simple in his explanation for why he did it, too. "I said if he wears that chain in front of me I'm going to snatch it off".

It seems Crabtree was determined not to let it happen again. The Broncos and Raiders played in Week 4, but nothing came of last season's altercation with Crabtree not on the field. But to be fair, the Broncos have struggled mightily as of late.