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WATCH: Wild Melee Breaks Out Between Raiders and Broncos

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byDylan Gwinn26 Nov 20170

Football players are taught to finish their blocks from a very, very young age. Though, the Raiders’ Michael Crabtree might have taken things a bit far on this particular play.

Crabtree was blocking Denver’s Aqib Talib late in the second quarter, however, instead of simply blocking until the whistle blew, Crabtree continued blocking Talib well after the whistle and eventually drove Talib into the ground.

A melee ensued on the Denver sideline after Crabtree and Talib fell to the ground:

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, who lost his helmet in the scrap, was still without his headgear when he and Talib met right after the scrum:

Talib kept his helmet on, and was swinging at Crabtree, who had no helmet. pic.twitter.com/V2qgFMRgft

— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) November 26, 2017

Then, in what seemed to be the icing on the whole bizarre cake, the Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch crossed the field and escorted Talib, the opposing player, off the field:

Marshawn Lynch escorted Aqib Talib out of the game. pic.twitter.com/D2Cci6Ks3c

— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) November 26, 2017

According to The Big Lead, “Talib and Crabtree have a history with each other stemming from when Talib ripped Crabtree’s chain off.

“Talib and Crabtree both swung at each other and were ejected from the game. Gabe Jackson, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Raiders, was also ejected for contact with an official.”

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