The New England Patriots beat the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 to open the NFL season last Thursday night behind dominant performances by quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski

But their biggest victory may have come after the final whistle — and could be bad news for future visiting opponents, after an NFL off-season defined by the league’s never-ending Deflategate pseudo-scandal.

After the game, Steelers headman Mike Tomlin complained that Pittsburgh coaches’ electronic headsets — used to strategize and really information during the game — had been scrambled for much of its first half. The scrambled headsets, he said, piped the Patriots’ radio broadcast of the game into their earpieces, instead of their correspondences with one another Read more…

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