Blank's approach made 'Inflategate' a blip on Falcons' radar (The Associated Press)

The ”Deflategate” scandal has hovered over the Patriots for parts of three seasons, thanks to appeals of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, finally served at the beginning of this season. New England’s Super Bowl opponents had their own scandal – but it was a blip on the news radar that most fans long forgot. The Atlanta Falcons were handed a much-less publicized punishment for pumping fake noise into home games during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.