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Headset snafu fixed in first half of Pats’ opener

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The NFL season started Thursday night with more drama involving the New England Patriots.

Pittsburgh Steelers coaches complained on the sideline about hearing the Patriots’ radio broadcast in their headsets during the first quarter of Thursday night’s NFL opener in Foxborough, Mass.

The NFL called it an intermittent reception problem and said the issue was solved by the second quarter. League director of football operations Blake Jones went down to the field to help.

NBC Sports reported that Patriots coaches had to turn off their headsets according to NFL rules until the Steelers’ headsets were working properly again.

The headset dilemma follows an offseason filled with controversy surrounding the Patriots over deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game in January against the Indianapolis Colts and allegations of spying in previous seasons.

The Steelers trailed the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots 14-3 at halftime.


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