Broncos sideline has bizarre fight as Christmas Day meltdown continues

Dec 25, 2022, 5:09 PM | Updated: 8:29 pm
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Down 34-6 in the second half things kept getting worse for the Broncos; not only would they allow another touchdown, the team started scuffling on the sidelines.

According to Tracy Wolfson on CBS’ broadcast team, Brett Rypien and Dalton Risner snapped at each other on the sideline. The backup quarterback is said to have yelled at the linemen, who then pushed Rypien. The two needed to be physically separated.

CBS only caught the tail-end of the hullabaloo.

At that point, Russell Wilson was sacked on back-to-back plays to end drives and has been taken down seven times as of this writing early in the fourth quarter. But the former All-Pro quarterback has also thrown for three picks while the offense didn’t score a touchdown until way too late in the fourth quarter.

Rypien led the Broncos to a win last week when Wilson sat out as a precaution after suffering a concussion earlier this month.

Wilson is having the worst season of his career and the Broncos are about to fall to 4-11. This is one of the multiple times we’ve seen the emotions of the team boil over.

(Update 8:29 p.m.) –

More video of the incident has surfaced, with Risner throwing a big shove at Rypien and Latavius Murray shoving Risner back.




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