VIDEO: Remembering the Andre Johnson-Cortland Finnegan Brawl

Max Staley
Andre Johnson vs. Cortland Finnegan is an iconic NFL fight.
Andre Johnson vs. Cortland Finnegan is an iconic NFL fight. / YouTube/David Wells
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The NFL is arguably the most violent, hardest hitting team sport in the world. Unlike hockey, though, it's still rare that these players actually ever come to blows. But when they do, it always makes for a pretty memorable moment.

And this brawl between Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan is arguably the most iconic NFL fight of the last decade.

Johnson was always known for being a quiet, mild-mannered superstar. He was essentially the antithesis of louder, more boisterous wide receivers of his era like Chad Johnson.

That's why it was so surprising to see him absolutely destroy Finnegan, who, in Johnson's defense, always had a bit of a reputation for being an agitating defender. Johnson really let Finnegan have it, though.

Johnson was clearly the victor here, and he got the last laugh, too, as the Houston Texans would go on to win this one, 20-0.


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