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#pounditSunday, March 7, 2021

Patriots, Bills get into pregame scuffle (Video)

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Things between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills got physical on Sunday well before the game even kicked off.

For whatever reason, Bills safety Robert Blanton came up to Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett and shoved him as Brissett was seemingly minding his own business. Pats wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell quickly came to the defense of his QB, and coaches and other players had to step in to break things up.

Blanton was likely looking to intimidate Brissett, who was making just the second start of his NFL career after Jimmy Garoppolo was declared inactive with a shoulder injury. If you saw what Rex Ryan said coming into the game, you know the Bills coach wants his players to try and get into the heads of their opponents. That doesn’t work out well too often when a team travels to Foxboro.

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