Things got testy early in Sunday's game between the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens. And the Ravens weren't involved.
As Rams defenders broke their huddle during Baltimore's opening possession, a scuffle ensued. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey shoved safety Taylor Rapp in the facemask, and teammates had to separate them.
Jalen Ramsey throwing hands on his teammate pic.twitter.com/j0t4LiLA4M
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 2, 2022
It's unclear what set Ramsey and Rapp off. The teammates have played in the Rams secondary together since 2019.
These things happen between teammates, but rarely during games and even less so while on the field. The Washington Football Team made headlines in Week 16 when defensive lineman Jonathan Allen took a swing at teammate Daron Payne. That took place on the bench as Washington was in the midst of a 56-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The frustration of a bad loss in a lost season appeared to boil over for the struggling Washington defenders.
Sunday's incident took place at the start of a game with the Rams having already clinched a playoff spot. It's hard to say why things got so heated between teammates.