Notable scandals in Patriots history

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Ted Wells' investigation into the possibility that the New England Patriots were involved in deflating footballs for the AFC championship game has found that it's more likely than not some of the Patriots were guilty.

Check out five notable moments in Patriots history that stirred up controversy.

The Snowplow Game still haunts Dolphins fans. In a snowy regular-season game on December 12, 1982, the Patriots and Dolphins found themselves tied 0-0. The Patriots were within field goal range and the stadium’s snowplow operator cleared a spot on the field for New England kicker John Smith. Smith made the winning field goal and the Patriots beat the Dolphins 3-0.
Snowplow Game
The Snowplow Game still haunts Dolphins fans. In a snowy regular-season game on December 12, 1982, the Patriots and Dolphins found themselves tied 0-0. The Patriots were within field goal range and the stadium’s snowplow operator cleared a spot on the field for New England kicker John Smith. Smith made the winning field goal and the Patriots beat the Dolphins 3-0.
Oakland Raiders fans still hang onto the Charles Woodson sack of Tom Brady, the fumble and Walt Coleman's subsequent announcement of "the arm was going forward" as a personal affront, which is now in its 13th year, with no signs of waning. Considering the Raiders' record since that game, which was Jon Gruden's final one as coach, you can understand their lingering anger; they've gone 67-141, and that includes the 11-win Super Bowl team the following season.
Raiders
Oakland Raiders fans still hang onto the Charles Woodson sack of Tom Brady, the fumble and Walt Coleman's subsequent announcement of "the arm was going forward" as a personal affront, which is now in its 13th year, with no signs of waning. Considering the Raiders' record since that game, which was Jon Gruden's final one as coach, you can understand their lingering anger; they've gone 67-141, and that includes the 11-win Super Bowl team the following season.

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