Originally Posted by archibaldleach
It's a fair qustion and one that should logically be asked. If the same thing happened with the Colts, either both teams did something shady or there's another explanation. It's only a story if only NE's balls were different and there is evidence of wrongdoing.
If the Patriots had challenged the Colts' footballs, and it turned out that they were underinflated to the same level, the Patriots could point to weather as the culprit. That the Patriots didn't mount such a challenge suggests to me that they knew that the results of the challenge would be incriminating, not exculpatory.