When you get eleven testosterone-rich men — many in excess of 300 pounds — repeatedly colliding on a small patch of grass with ten of thousands of spectators cheering on the conflict, it is inevitable fights will break out.
TOP 5 NFL FIGHTS
Here we present the craziest, extracurricular battles to take place between NFL teams in the current decade. Notably the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans are the only teams to make repeat appearances in the lineup…
#5 PANTHERS VS SAINTS
Saints safety Roman Harper’s late hit on Panthers running back Steve Smith instigated a serious skirmish in the endzone between the two division rivals.
#4 TEXANS VS TITANS
Helmets came flying off in the fisticuffs between Texans Andre Johnson and Titans Courtland Finnegan.
#3 TEXANS VS REDSKINS
It didn’t even take a regular season game to get the Texans and Washington Redskins fired up. Things got chippy during a joint practice held in the rain at the Redskins training facility in Richmond, Virginia.
#2 SAINTS VS PANTHERS
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s Superman act in the end zone after scoring a high-flying touchdown rankled Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton. Naturally, a many-manned melee ensued.
#1 GIANTS VS PANTHERS
While the uniforms belonged to the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers, the fight(s) that ensued at the Meadowlands was specifically between Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman. In the end, Norman got the last laugh as the Panthers prevailed 38-35 on the final play of the game.