Tensions between the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans were high before kickoff Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.
A bunch of Titans players were gathered on the Ravens logo at midfield, including former New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, and Baltimore was not amused.
Here's a description of the events that transpired, per ESPN's Jamison Hensley:
Titans coach Mike Vrabel pulled his players to the sideline and then spoke to Harbaugh, who was still visibly upset when he walked back to his side of the field.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 22, 2020
Daniel Oyefusi of the Baltimore Sun captured some video of the incident:
— Daniel Oyefusi (@DanielOyefusi) November 22, 2020
These pictures show Butler and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh shouting at each other:
Ravens and Titans got heated after Tennessee was standing on the logo 😳
This AFC Divisional round rematch has some tension. pic.twitter.com/3ydkoFyA9N
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 22, 2020
This is the first meeting between the Ravens and Titans since last season's AFC playoffs when Tennessee upset No. 1 seed Baltimore in the Divisional Round at M&T Bank Stadium.
Both teams are 6-3 and jockeying for position among the AFC wild card playoff spots entering Sunday's Week 11 matchup. Each of these clubs is coming off a Week 10 loss, too, so there's definitely a lot of motivation on both sidelines.