A quick look at their 35-17 win over the Bengals, and you’d think everything went the New England Patriots’ way Sunday. But that might not be the case.
According to CSN New England, the Patriots were having issues with their in-game communication system, forcing New England coaches to use hand gestures to relay plays. The odd part about this is the Patriots were at home, a location that usually benefits New England.
This isn’t the first time the Patriots have had issues with technology. Players and coaches on the sidelines have been frustrated by the tablets the league has provided, with Bill Belichick seen spiking one of the tablets a couple of weeks ago.
And of course there’s the Spygate and Deflategate controversies, but those allegedly aided New England. Whatever issues the Patriots apparently had Sunday didn’t affect their on-field play.