Ndamukong Suh grabbed Ryan Mallett by the throat in tense closing minutes of 'Thursday Night Football'

After an impressive run of entertaining games on Thursday nights, football fans did not expect much from last night's matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens.

From a football standpoint, they were proven correct, with the Ravens running away with the game and winning 40-0. But while the game was a blowout tensions were still high.

In the first half, Kiko Alonso hit Joe Flacco as the quarterback was sliding and knocked him out of the game.

Then, in the fourth quarter and with the Ravens working with an insurmountable lead, Ndamukong Suh jumped offside and shoved Baltimore backup quarterback Ryan Mallett to the ground. When Mallett responded by getting in Suh's face, Suh grabbed him by the throat and shoved him again.

You can watch the scene play out below.

Suh was assessed a personal foul on the play, and due to his reputation as a dirty player, there's a good chance he'll get fined or even suspended for the play.

It wasn't the only cheap shot that occurred on the play. Dolphins defensive end William Hayes was flagged after he poked opposing offensive lineman Austin Howard in the eye during the scuffle.

After the game, Suh was asked why he got so aggressive with the opposing quarterback, and argued that the entire debacle was a matter of self-defense.

"Simple as this," Suh told Chris Perkins of the Sun-Sentinel, "He came at me and tried to attack me, and I'm protecting myself."

Related: See the play that knocked Joe Flacco out of Thursday's game: 

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BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Flacco left the game after the hit. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens lays on the filed after being hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is slow to get up after being hit by the Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The Ravens won, 40-0. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is slow to get up after being hit by the Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The Ravens won, 40-0. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens walks off after being tackled by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins during the second quarter t M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) is slow to get up after he was hit by the Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso in the second quarter at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
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