Patriots' tablets malfunction during first half of AFC Championship
The Patriots experienced issues with their Microsoft Surface tablets and were unable to use them during a Broncos scoring drive.
Much has been made of the headset problems opposing teams sometimes experience when playing at New England. Well, against the Broncos on Sunday, the Patriots experienced their own issues with malfunctioning technology.
During the first half of the AFC title game in Denver, the Patriots' Microsoft Surface tablets stopped working. According to CBS Sports sideline reporter Evan Washburn, "Patriots coaches did not have access" to the tablets during the Broncos' second scoring drive. At the time, Washburn reported that some, but not all of them, were working.
The Broncos weren't required to shut down their tablets while the Patriots' problems persisted and NFL officials tried to fix the issue.
It's been a tough season for those tablets.
Relevant: A brief history of NFL quarterbacks destroying tablets https://t.co/V7fS30amkK— Michael Katz (@KatzM) January 24, 2016
With just over five minutes remaining in the first half, Washburn reported that the Patriots' tablets were fully operational.
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