The ESPN pregame show just featured videos of a bunch of powder-blue Chargers and baby-poo Broncos jawing up close with each other, roughly 30 minutes before kickoff of Monday night’s AFC West battle.
Though no punches were thrown as players were separated by officials, this sort of thing shouldn’t be happening prior to kickoff.
Several years ago, the league implemented a buffer zone aimed at preventing pregame scuffles. We’re not sure what happened in this specific case, but it didn’t work.
Further video shown on ESPN seems to suggest that linebacker Shaun Phillips approached the Broncos, and that Shawne Merriman got in the middle of it for a moment after he pulled Phillips away in an effort to break it all up.