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NFL's Falcons acknowledge 'crowd-gate'

NFL's Falcons acknowledge 'crowd-gate'
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As we've seen before with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL fans really can really give a team a competitive edge. In fact, these fans, known as the 12th Man, even caused an earthquake by cheering so loud and set the world record for loudest stadium. 

But now that the Super Bowl is over, it seems like everyone in the NFL wants that competitive edge. Since the New England Patriots allegedly deflated footballs, other NFL teams are getting serious scrutiny now, too.

The latest team to admit to cheating is the Atlanta Falcons. The team has acknowledged a more technological, if slightly odd, tactic it hoped would give it an edge.

Next page: Click here for the somewhat unusual way the Falcons tried to psych out its opponents, and if it worked.
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