FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots owner Robert Kraft took a verbal shot at the Colts during a speech honoring Willie McGinest on Thursday night.
''There's nothing more satisfying than saddling the Indianapolis Colts with a loss, something the Patriots did 16 times in Willie McGinest's career,'' Kraft said after the two-time Pro Bowl linebacker was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame at halftime of New England's game against Miami.
The crowd then roared after seeing video of McGinest making a tackle on a goal-line stop against the Colts to seal a win in November 2003.
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The rivalry between the Patriots and Colts intensified because of the ''Deflategate'' scandal, which began when Indianapolis reported New England was using underinflated balls during the AFC championship game last January.
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