Sunday October 2nd, 2016

Several Bills players and at least one Patriot were involve in a pregame scuffle on Sunday. 

The incident occurred as Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett was jogging near his team’s sideline. Bills safety Robert Blanton pushed Brissett and New England receiver Malcolm Mitchell retaliated by shoving Blanton. Several Bills players and coaches from both teams then joined the fray. 

Jacoby Brissett to start for Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo inactive

As ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio points out, any unsportsmanlike conduct penalties handed out as a result of the incident would have count toward the two-per-player limit. No penalties were called, however.

Under a new NFL rule this season, players are ejected after receiving their second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the game. Last week, Giants center Weston Richburg became the first player ejected under the rule

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