Was a malfunctioning Surface Pro responsible for the Patriots' loss to the Broncos yesterday?

Back in 2014, Microsoft agreed to pay the NFL $400 million to make the Surface Pro the official sideline computer of the NFL. The tablet replaced the old Polaroid cameras that teams would employ to find weaknesses in certain formations used by the opposition. For the NFL, it brought new technology to the league. For Microsoft, it gave the company a chance to promote its slates to millions over the course of an NFL season...
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51 Comments

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

well at least in the game last night. The broncos were playing the tightest defense I ever seen done by any team. I mean they were everywhere the Patriots didn't want them to be.

33. Unordinary unregistered

Something useful and true that came out of your mouth for once. Yes, the Broncos have the best defense in the league.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's it exactly. Unfortunately, I drew NE in the office Super Bowl pool, so I'm out. And it really doesn't matter who won, Carolina is going to crush either one.

44. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So True Cam Crushing It This Season, Got #1 In My Fantasy League Thx To Cam.

38. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

New England's O-line was exposed and Brady, without protection, looked like the 6th round draft pick he is. To put it another way, he looked like Ryan Tannehill. Average.

11. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

No. The Surface had nothing to do with it. It was the Broncos defense that was responsible for the Patriots loss.

14. Tizo101

Posts: 539; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Alan F special lol - nice joke

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Oh boy. If this was a network problem or not, it not a good look for Microsoft and the Surface Pro.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The minute the tablets got hard-wired to Ethernet, the problems went away. Jim Nantz even said so during the telecast. Take off the tin foil hats, nothing to see here.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Hey, this is PA! Your logic and facts aren't welcome here! So until you can start bashing without proof or using it as a way to rag on something completely unrelated, GTFO!!! ;-)

23. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Sorry, I didn't mean to cause any harm. I'll kindly see myself to the nearest Apple article to post nonsense and baseless opinion.

42. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

See that you do and don't let this happen again! ;-)

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. They lost because the Broncos were playing better. The Surface itself didn't have any problems. They were having network issues on their side of the line. The Broncos weren't having any issues. Anyone who would even try to blame the lose of a game on tech that isn't even really related is dumb. I rarely watch sports, but yesterday's games were probably the most exciting, especially the Panthers and Cardinals.

30. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It was a connectivity issue, but saying it doesn't matter is naive. That was a few series where Denver had access to all the formation data for plays and NE did not. That's a huge tactical advantage.

22. jibraihimi

Posts: 806; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

This article was sponsored by one fruit company........

34. dmomintz

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

One could only hope, that would be some awesome karma.

35. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Two words: Broncos defense.

41. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

And people wonder why I don't follow this stupid game.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, the Broncos were responsible for the Patriots loss to the Broncos yesterday.

46. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

It's Windows 10 Wifi that has the problem. Not the tablets or the network. I get "No Internet, Secured". In the same network android and Ios works just fine but the surface and other pc with windows 10 just won't connect to the internet. Sometimes I get lucky but its unstable. I use surface 3 lte and i depend on the metered connection.

48. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm Apple fans seem to forget that Steve Jobs had WIFI network problems so bad at a Major Apple event he had to tell everyone in the Audience to turn Off their WIFI network Connections so he could demonstrate an Apple Product. The Broncos Surface devices and Network worked. the Patriots should have had pre game network connection tests before the game.
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