Patriots Trounce Colts, Head To Super Bowl XLIX Versus Seahawks

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The New England Patriots are heading back to the Super Bowl. In case you missed it Sunday night, they trounced the Indianapolis Colts with a 45-7 win at Gillette Stadium to capture the AFC title. It was the second most lopsided championship win ever and it means the Pats are now preparing for the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX Feb. 1 in Arizona.

But first comes word of a possible scandal that Twitter users are dubbing #deflategate. The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs in Sunday night's game.


Shalise Manza Young, New England Patriots beat writer for The Boston Globe. She tweets @shalisemyoung.


The Boston Globe: Patriots Dominate Colts, Will Face Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX

  • "The New England Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl, their sixth of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, after a 45-7 dismantling of the overmatched Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night."

The Washington Post: NFL Investigating Whether Patriots Deflated Footballs In AFC Championship Game

  • "Hours after the New England Patriots advanced to Super Bowl XLIX, the NFL was looking into allegations that the team used deflated footballs in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts."

This segment aired on January 19, 2015.


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