NFL Releases Statement on Patriots’ Tablet Issue During Loss vs. Broncos

January 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots experienced technical issues on their play tablets that kept them out of use for 20 minutes in Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.        
Microsoft diagnosed the problems to be "connectivity issues," according to Steve Dent of Engadget, and the NFL elaborated on the matter in a statement Monday, courtesy of Phil Perry of CSNNE.com:
The Patriots regained use of the tablets in the second quarter but not before the Broncos drove down the field to score and extend their lead to 14-6. 
From the opposing sideline, the Broncos' tablets worked, and they weren’t required to shut them down. 
It’d be easy to point to the tablet problem as a reason for New England's season-ending loss. However, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said tablet issues have been prevalent all season among all teams and that Sunday’s occurrence didn&rs...

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