The Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Rams squared off on Sunday. That meant that Rams defensive end Chris Long took on his brother, Bears’ guard Kyle Long. Unlike in the matchups between Peyton and Eli Manning, they’re both on the field at the same time.
“That was a hell of a week,” Chris told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s not fun. I don’t want to play my brother. I don’t find it fun to have to compete against your brother in a game where it is so violent. But luckily we barely touched each other, so that was good.”
At one point Chris was on the sideline when Kyle was involved in a bit of a scuffle, but he ran off the sideline to pull him away. Fox analyst Mike Pereira, the former NFL head of officiating, said via Twitter that “there is no automatic ejection for coming off the bench in the NFL.”
“I was just trying to keep the peace,” Chris said. “My brother plays with a lot of emotion, (Rams defensive end William Hayes) plays with a lot of emotion. One of my best friends is obviously my brother. (The Bears) already had the flag and there is no need for us to get a flag, so I tried to pull his big ass out of there and get on with it.”