The New England Patriots are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday with an opportunity to clinch an 11th consecutive playoff appearance.
This game is not coming without drama. Earlier in the week, allegations became public record that the Patriots were videotaping Bengals play calls in last week’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
While New England has downplayed the allegations as nothing more than a misunderstanding, their reputation stemming from “Deflategate” and “Spygate” has led to skepticism.
In talking about the newest scandal, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell noted that it’s under review.
Goodell himself has not made friends within the Patriots’ organization for the punishment he’s handed out in the past.
Most recently, Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for his alleged involvement in “Deflategate.” The Pats have also been docked multiple high-round picks stemming from both scandals.
We have absolutely no idea what is going to come out of this. What we do know is that the NFL is taking a deep look into the allegations.