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(Jan. 19, 2015) – Did the New England Patriots improperly inflate footballs during Sunday’s AFC Championship Game?

The NFL is reportedly investigating the issue following Sunday’s game in which the Indianapolis Colts lost 45-7 to the Patriots.

Newsday columnist Bob Glauber tweeted Monday that an NFL spokesman said the league was looking into it:

On the NFL’s website, writer Kevin Patra, citing Ian Rapoport, said a ball was taken off the field and out of circulation midway through the game.

According to Patra, here are the NFL rules on game balls:

Per the NFL rulebook, game balls must be inflated with between 12.5-13.5 pounds of air. Each team must provide 12 primary balls for testing prior to the game.