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Report: Ravens tipped Colts about Patriots

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - A new day brought another wrinkle in the controversy over the balls the New England Patriots used in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. While the NFL continues to look into the matter, FoxSports.com reported Wednesday that the Indianapolis Colts were tipped off by the Baltimore Ravens that the Patriots might be doctoring the air in their footballs. The league has been...

Everybody Relax: Patriots deflating footballs didn't matter

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
A headline from a well-respected columnist about the New England Patriots' latest scandal reads: “On scale of 1-10, it’s 11 for Patriots in deflate-gate mess.” For an organization that once gave a multi-million dollar contract extension to an alleged murderer, I’d say that’s a bit of an overreaction. Like most, Yahoo!’s Dan Wetzel needs to...

Report: 11 of Pats' 12 footballs under-inflated

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Eleven of the 12 footballs allotted to the New England Patriots for Sunday's AFC Championship Game were under-inflated, according to a report. Citing league sources close to the NFL's investigation, ESPN.com reported the 11 balls were each under-inflated by 2 pounds of air pressure. NFL rules mandate game balls be inflated to 12 1/2 to 13 1/2 pounds per square inch...

Extra Points: 'Luck' is never enough against Brady and Belichick

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL will probably be Andrew Luck's league in the next two or three years but that future will only start when Bill Belichick and Tom Brady decide it does. Much has been made of the Indianapolis Colts/New England Patriots rivalry which dates back to the Magic Johnson/Larry Bird-like Brady/Peyton Manning feud but calling the Luck-led Colts a peer to football's dynamic...

Deflate-gate? Report says NFL investigating Pats

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots are reportedly being investigated by the NFL for deflating footballs during Sunday's AFC Championship Game. The Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, at Gillette Stadium in a game that was played in a rainstorm, especially in the second half. A source within the NFL told WHTR.com's Bob Kravitz that the league was...

Deflate-gate? NFL investigating Pats

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated balls during Sunday's AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis. NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the NFL is looking into the matter and said Monday afternoon there was no further update. The Patriots beat the Colts 45-7 at Gillette Stadium in a game that was played in the rain...

10 Biggest Conference Title Game Blowouts of the Last 30 Years

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 7 months ago
History says the New England Patriots might want to save some of Sunday’s good fortune for the Super Bowl against the Seahawks. New England’s 45-7 rout of Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Game Sunday was the biggest blowout in a conference title game since the 2000 season and one of the biggest of the last 30 years. What could that mean for the Super Bowl? Four of the...

AFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots

By Mark Ross, 1 year 7 months ago
For the third time in the last four seasons, the path to the Super Bowl goes through Gillette Stadium, as the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday night on CBS. After knocking off Peyton Manning and Denver, Andrew Luck and the Colts (13-5) are looking for their second straight road upset, while Tom Brady and the Patriots (13-4) are aiming to get...

NFL Matchup - Indianapolis at New England

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
NFL Matchup - Indianapolis at New England Indianapolis Colts:== Sep 7 - L at Denver, 24-31== Sep 15 - L vs. Philadelphia, 27-30== Sep 21 - W at Jacksonville, 44-17== Sep 28 - W vs. Tennessee, 41-17== Oct 5 - W vs. Baltimore, 20-13== Oct 9 - W at Houston, 33-28== Oct 19 - W vs. Cincinnati, 27-0==...

Extra Points: Belichick bashing is sour grapes

By The Sports Network, 1 year 7 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - There is a reason that Bill Belichick is the best coach in professional football and everyone else is fighting for second place. Baltimore's John Harbaugh is among the scrum who can be considered for the runner-up spot but the chasm between those two positions only grew after the Ravens coach objected to what he called a "substitution trick" by New England in the third...