Well, this is awkward.
Quarterback Tom Brady laughed it off as “ridiculous.” Coach Bill Belichick all but ignored it (on to Seattle!). Wide receiver Julian Edelman said they didn’t feel any different than usual. Vince Wilfork took the bemused approach and claimed ignorance; after all, he just tackles people. Patriots fans scoffed and all but raised their collective middle finger in labeling the rest of the football world jealous haters with nothing better to do than accuse the New England Patriots of needing to cheat to maintain their dominance.
And now the NFL reportedly found that 11 of the 12 footballs for the Patriots were underinflated, and significantly so, as much as two pounds per square inch. On to Seattle?