The ongoing feud between wide receiver Michael Crabtree and cornerback Aqib Talib can be traced back a single piece of jewelry.

I refer, of course, to the gold chain that Talib has now snatched from Crabtree's neck in consecutive years during meetings between the Broncos and Raiders. Crabtree flipped out after Talib pilfered the treasure Sunday, sparking a brawl that got both men disqualified.

According to a report from one prominent NFL insider, Crabtree had prepared for the possibility of a repeat attack in Week 12.

This is easily, easily, easily my favorite dumb NFL storyline of 2017. Let's dig in.

On Sunday night's edition of the Around The NFL Podcast, I wondered what was going through Crabtree's head in the hours before kickoff. Surely there must have great internal debate about whether he should wear the chain or keep it in his locker.