Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Patriots president Jonathan Kraft approached an NFL security official after Sunday's game regarding his thoughts that the Colts were piping crowd noise into the RCA Dome.
The possibility of the Colts piping in crowd noise first surfaced on the web site profootballtalk.com. On one play in Sunday's game -- a 14-yard completion from quarterback Tom Brady to receiver Randy Moss early in the fourth quarter -- there was an awkward sound during the television broadcast.
The NFL is aware of the situation and spokesman Greg Aiello said today that "we’re looking into an usual audio moment on the CBS telecast."
RATINGS NOTE: CBS' broadcast of the Patriots-Colts game -- nationally --earned an average overnight household rating/share of 22.5/39, which was the highest-rated Sunday afternoon NFL regular-season game on any network in the metered markets since at least 1987 (which is as far back as the network's records go). The previous high for a Sunday afternoon regular- season game was a 22.2/41 (Dallas-San Francisco; 11/10/96).