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Patriots cheating again? New England is accused of deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: January 19th, 2015 at 1:52 AM EST

The New England Patriots were involved in Spygate years ago. Now, are they involved in another cheating scheme by deflating footballs?

According to WTHR Channel 13 in Indianapolis, the league is investigating the possibility that the Patriots deflated footballs in the 45-7 win over the Colts in the AFC Championship game.

 Duron Harmon and Darrelle Revis of the New England Patriots celebrate Revis' interception in the third quarter of the 2015 AFC Championship Game. (Getty Images)


Duron Harmon and Darrelle Revis of the New England Patriots celebrate Revis’ interception in the third quarter of the 2015 AFC Championship Game. (Getty Images)

The source, who told Bob Kravitz, that the footballs were even taken out of play. They, were then weighed to see if they indeed take air out of the balls.

With it raining in Foxboro, the Patriots had little problems in throwing the ball. Tom Brady threw for 226 yards and three touchdowns.

His counterpart, Andrew Luck threw 126 yards and two interceptions. He had a 17.7 QBR, while Brady had a 70.5 QBR.

The deflated footballs, if true, would be easier to throw and catch, especially in the poor conditions that was going on in Gillette Stadium. If the balls were properly inflated, it would be harder to throw.

While the Patriots would not be fined or lose their spot in the Super Bowl, it would cost them draft picks if it is true they altered the footballs.

During the 2007, they were caught spying on the New York Jets. As a result, it cost them a first-round draft pick.

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