The Patriots have been accused of deflating 11 of their 12 balls to a squishier level in a 45-7 victory over the Colts. | ThinkStock

Deflategate: How Players Alter Footballs and Why

The Patriots are being accused of breaking an NFL rule by deflating game balls. Learn how the level of inflation affects the ball in play.

Published On 01/22/2015
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