Belichick says Patriots 'followed every rule' Bill Belichick stated that the New England Patriots "followed every rule" in preparing their footballs for last Sunday's AFC Championship Game, offering several potential reasons behind the "Deflategate" controversy.
NFLPA: Players shouldn't talk 'Deflategate' New England Patriots players union representative Matthew Slater said Saturday that the NFLPA has advised players not to speak on the NFL's ongoing investigation regarding underinflated footballs.
The Patriots wrapped up the AFC East last week but the all important home field advantage is still on the line with three games left. With that in mind, Bill Belichick's team can't afford a letdown against the 2-11 Dolphins on Monday Night Football.
If nothing else, the Dolphins have refused to quit. They beat the 49ers two weeks ago and have played the Bills and Broncos extremely tough the last two weeks. If Miami has any chance of pulling off the upset at home, QB A.J. Feeley has to take advantage of his array of receiving weapons and be more efficient in doing so.