Colts’ deflated ball allegations — a ridiculous excuse

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Tom Brady steps back in the pocket and gets prepared to throw

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Tom Brady steps back in the pocket and gets prepared to throw

From the start, there was absolutely no competition. It was a one sided affair, and it ended in the Patriot’s favor with a final score of 45-7. The Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots had a showdown for the American Football League (AFC) title on Sunday, Jan. 18.

The Colts’ allegations that the balls were deflated served to try and hide the fact that they played terrible football this past weekend.

So what, 11 of the 12 New England balls were deflated? That doesn’t change the sub par stat line of Indianapolis.

The Patriots’ Tom Brady threw for 226 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Legarrette Blount rushed for 148 yards with three rushing touchdowns.

Conversely, the Colts’ Andrew Luck threw for 126 yards and two interceptions. Their leading rusher, Daniel Herron, only ran for 51 yards.

Some say in rainy conditions deflated balls make it easier to catch. While that may be true, it does not have any effect on the the rushing touchdowns Blount had.

I would understand slightly if, in the last drive of the game, with Indianapolis down three, they would go in to take a field goal, realize the ball was flat, and miss.

But that obviously wasn’t the case.

The Colts’ own tight end Dwayne Allen tweeted, ” @NFLonFOX not a story. They could have played with soap for balls and beat us. Simply the better team. We have to continue to build! .”

I assume the media is making a bigger deal of this situation than it actually is.

Knowing the history of the Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick being fined $500,000 for spying on opponents defensive signals back in 2007, the allegations just give the media another headline.

Bottom line, the Patriots were the better team, and the score reflected it.

They’ve had a great year with a record of 12-4 at the top of their conference.

Veteran 37 year-old Tom Brady, with his three Super Bowl rings, is not getting any younger. This could potentially be his last shot at getting his number four.

I don’t think the Patriots would risk cheating to get to the Super Bowl after they’ve worked so hard to get to this point in the season. I don’t think any team would.

The NFL says they’re investigating, but what is there to investigate? The balls were deflated, nothing was said until after the fact Colts got killed by 38 points.

As an athlete, I understand making excuses to make it seem like it wasn’t your fault for the loss, but not for something that is outside of your control.

The Colts need to realize the Patriots were the better team, and start preparing for a better season next year.

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