An NFL investigation released Wednesday said that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.
The record snowfall that hit the Boston area kept the festivities on ice for an extra day but Patriots fans came out in droves to celebrate their fourth Super Bowl title of the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era.
Even though he is now cemented in sports history for eternity, reaching this moment never came easy for Butler. Here are five things about the man behind the interception that you might not be aware of:
While this may sound somewhat sophomoric, losers can sometimes be winners too (think gym class in elementary school).
President Barack Obama says he’s not sure whether the Patriots cheated when they used deflated footballs in the game that got them to the Super Bowl, but says he assumes the NFL will consider giving referees more control of the footballs.
According to a report, the Ravens may have warned the the Colts about The Patriots deflating balls.
The Baltimore Ravens finally ran into an obstacle they couldn’t overcome: a fourth-quarter deficit on the road against the top-seeded New England Patriots.
By the time John Harbaugh figured out what Bill Belichick had up his hoodie sleeves, New England was one play away from cutting a 14-point deficit in half.
Heartbreaking loss. After taking an early lead, the Ravens fall to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots beat the Ravens 35-31 in the AFC divisional playoff game.
.I am no homer. I picked the Steelers last week. I think the Ravens win this game because they are better on the line scrimmage. The Ravens big, strong fat guys are better than the Patriots big, strong fat guys.
So close, they can taste it. Saturday afternoon, the Baltimore Ravens will try to extend their playoff run beyond New England.