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NFL examining whether Patriots used under-inflated game balls

NFL examining whether Patriots used under-inflated game balls

Did the New England Patriots have an unfair advantage during their blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game on Sunday? The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots used under-inflated balls during their rain-soaked victory. NFL spokesman Michael Signora told the league's website that officials are looking into the matter after Bob Kravitz of WTHR-TV in Indianapolis reported that officials during the game took a ball out of play at one point and weighed it. It's unknown if the ball was underweight. All game balls must be inflated with 12.5 to 13.5 pounds of air pressure, according to NFL rules. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick told reporters Monday...

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