A year after Deflategate became a thing in the AFC Championship Game, the New England Patriots ran into a problem with some of their sideline equipment in the same round.
Early in Sunday's AFC Championship Game in Denver, New England's Microsoft Surface tablets stopped working.
CBS reported that the tablets had stopped working after the Denver Broncos' second scoring drive, which ended with the home team ahead 14-6. No issues were reported with the Broncos' tablets.
Of course, something like this was just perfect for the Internet:
I have obtained an exclusive screenshot of the Patriots' tablets. pic.twitter.com/Jk1ooPwc1l— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 24, 2016
When the folks at Apple saw the Microsoft tablets weren't working pic.twitter.com/6pCQoRCMUb— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 24, 2016
With five minutes remaining in the second quarter, New England's tablets came back to life.
CBS: Tablets are "100 percent working" for the #Patriots now. Phew.— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) January 24, 2016