Patriots' tablets malfunction during first half of AFC Championship

NFL officials try to get New England's tablets back up and running. (Twitter: seankjensen )

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.

With just over five minutes remaining in the first half, Washburn reported that the Patriots' tablets were fully operational.

CBS Sports Writer

Sean Wagner-McGough joined CBS Sports in 2015 after graduating from UC Berkeley. A native of Seattle, Sean now resides in the Bay Area. He spends his spare time defending Jay Cutler on Twitter. Full Bio

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