But hey, we get it: Football is a violent game, and fights happen in the preseason and training camp. NFL players can get a bit heated, and sometimes fists are just a more convenient way to take out frustrations on each other instead of the usual hard-hitting tackles.
During Week 9's slate of games, there were three significant brawls with players, and they were almost as entertaining as Georges St-Pierre’s UFC 217 battle and the Deontay Wilder knockout during his heavyweight fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But because we're reasonably confident we'll see a few more fights from the NFL this season, we'll keep updating this story as the fights erupt.
Here’s a look at four brawls:
Michael Crabtree vs. Aqib Talib (Broncos–Raiders, Week 12):
Broncos and Raiders fight inspired by Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree pic.twitter.com/I0rcqi5pIm
— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) November 26, 2017
A.J. Green vs. Jalen Ramsey (Bengals–Jaguars, Week 9):
Jalen Ramsey and AJ Green getting after it out there pic.twitter.com/dKHxrON8I4
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 5, 2017
Mike Evans, Jameis Winston vs. Marshon Lattimore (Saints–Buccaneers, Week 9)
“Hey Mike, did you hear? AJ Green & Jalen Ramsey just got ejected for throwin’ down!”
Mike Evans: “...hold my beer, bruh.” pic.twitter.com/DosOvsSZ2Z
— FFcouchcoach (@FFcouchcoach) November 5, 2017
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) November 6, 2017
Niners Offense vs. Cards Defense (49ers–Cardinals, Week 9)
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 6, 2017
Keep an eye on this page for any more fights from the 2017 NFL season.