Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

NFL finds 'defective' football in Steelers-Eagles game

NFL finds 'defective' football in Steelers-Eagles game

That was at 10:26 p.m. ET. The #NFL has the Football and is investigating.

Three years ago, the NFL launched an investigation and concluded that the Patriots used a deflated football during their blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game.

A ProFootballTalk report further added that the incident took place in the third quarter, with Mason Rudolph behind centre for the Steelers. He scored on a 29-yard strike from Joshua Dobbs in which he was required to adjust to the ball in the air and snag it rather than let it come to him. I looked like he was squeezing a marshmallow. Now, he's best known as the first quarterback in more than 35 years to get drafted in the first two rounds and then not throw a pass during his first two NFL seasons, as Football Perspective's Chase Stuart pointed out.

"All footballs were in compliance with NFL rules following the pregame inspection process and all proper procedures were followed", the statement read. There was optimism surrounding the move, with Oakland coach Jon Gruden lauding the quarterback back in his ESPN days.

This isn't the first time the Steelers have had the pressure of their footballs questioned. In 2016, the Giants alerted the league about under-inflated Pittsburgh balls, but nothing was done.

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