# How much PSI is in a NFL football?

How much PSI is in a NFL football?

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## How much PSI is in a NFL football?

between 12.5 and 13.5 psi
Conclusions. The NFL’s rules require that a football be between 12.5 and 13.5 psi.

### What PSI are Patriots footballs?

Using the Logo gauge, the values for the Patriots’ footballs were 11.80, 11.20, 11.50, 11.00, 11.45, 11.95, 12.30, 11.55, 11.35, 10.90 and 11.35 psig. The average of these values is 11.49 psig.

#### Did the Patriots actually deflate balls?

What is Deflategate? Deflategate was the term used to refer to the scandal and the corresponding investigation into allegations Brady and the Patriots broke NFL rules by deflating footballs during the 2014 AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Did the Colts have deflated balls too?

Deflategate: Indianapolis Colts had underinflated balls too, according to Patriots’ Robert Kraft. Published: May. 06, 2015, 5:55 p.m. After Ted Wells’ report investigation the New England Patriots’ inflation of football was released Wednesday, owner Robert Kraft was on the offensive via a statement released by the team …

Did the Colts deflate footballs?

Given two measurements, the referees chose the one that indicated that the footballs were properly inflated. They didn’t adjust the pressure, remove those footballs from play, or even re-measure them. They simply took the measurement that indicated the pressure was good and moved on.

## What was the temperature during Deflategate?

– The game time temperature was 49 degrees F (278 K).

### Can you throw a deflated football farther?

Having an under-inflated ball also allows quarterbacks to throw the ball farther, Tompkins explained. When developing the grip for Baden’s footballs, the company’s R&D team found that by adjusting the RPM of a spiral from 5,400 to 7,200, it made a difference of four feet in distance traveled.

#### Does Deflategate look good or bad for the NFL?

It comes from Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who shared some findings from his new book, “Playmakers,” on Sunday night. Through his reporting for the book, he discovered two rather noteworthy aspects from the DeflateGate era, neither of which look good for the National Football League. Actually, they look very bad.

What is the PSI of a football?

Based on documented habit, as well as the recollections of referee Walt Anderson, the Patriots balls were (as usual) set around 12.5 psi, and the Colts balls around 13.0 psi, before their games.

How much pressure do footballs have to be inflated?

The official rules of the National Football League require footballs to be inflated to a gauge pressure between 12.5 to 13.5 pounds per square inch (86 to 93 kPa) when measured by the game officials. The rules do not specify the temperature at which such measurement is to be made. [8]

## Does the NFL care about PSI in footballs dropping?

(The NFL also tacitly conceded this basic scientific fact when the league was “very concerned” about the PSI in the footballs dropping during a frigid outdoor playoff game between the Seahawks and Vikings being played in Minneapolis. America, though, largely overlooked that bit.)