Why Patriots Conspiracy Theories Are Just Wrong

The team keeps winning because they're just that good.

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots shakes hands with referee Walt Coleman #65. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

As the Patriots head off to yet another Super Bowl, conspiracy theorists are saying that the league is rigged in favor of the Patriots. There are those who say the refs don’t call penalties on the Patriots, or point out that game official Clete Blakeman excitedly congratulated Tom Brady after the Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

But the reason that Pats keep winning is not because of the refs getting paid off or because the media is looking the other way. Mike Freeman breaks down a few of the main conspiracy theories to prove that the Patriots are going to another Super Bowl because they’re just that good.

Refs aren’t calling penalities

Freeman writes that it would be impossible to rig a game that has replays and so many eyeballs watching every game.

League wants better ratings 

The league actually really hates the Patriots and they are the ones who caught Spygate and Deflategate. Why would they reward the team that perpetrated those terrible league moments?

Media looks the other way

The media dislikes the Patriots because they have been known to be hostile to reporters.

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