Patriots' Microsoft Surface Tablets Stop Working During AFC Championship Game

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 24, 2016

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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. 

Tabletgate.

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:

With five minutes remaining in the second quarter, New England's tablets came back to life.

[Streamable, Twitter]