It’s no secret the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots are fierce rivals, so it’s not surprising that there was a pre-game scuffle at Gillette Stadium Sunday.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 2, 2016
ESPN’s Mike Rodak noted that the players had to be separated by coaches. It wasn’t anything major, but it’s clear this game will be chippy from the get-go.
Mike Garofolo of NFL Network noted Malcolm Mitchell was in the middle of things.
Didn't see the whole thing but Pats WR Malcolm Mitchell was involved and there were a few shoves. Our camera across the field got it.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 2, 2016
Afterwards, the coaches did a bit of fence mending.
— Jay Skurski (@JaySkurski) October 2, 2016
We cannot wait to see how things play out when the action commences.
The Bills, at 1-2, have more to lose in this one. But New England has been dominant at home for years, won both games last year and has won eight out of the past nine times these two AFC East teams have met.
No wonder things tend to play out in a big-brother, little-brother way when these teams come together.