Smith apparently believes that the Patriots are still involved in the videotaping scandal that they were punished for back in 2007, and is convinced that the Patriots were somehow cheating on Sunday.
Smith believed that the Patriots sniffed out some new wrinkles in the Texans' defense that they had never used before, so Smith's first instinct was that the Patriots MUST have been cheating.
When addressing Smith's allegations, it's important to first address the reality of it. Did the Patriots really feel like they needed to risk losing another draft pick (and potentially MUCH more) just to take on the 2-9 Houston Texans? Were they the only team that the Patriots potentially "cheated" against? If the Patriots were hypothetically willing to cheat against the Texans, one would assume that they must have also done the same against the Broncos to win the Sunday night thrilled a week ago, right?
The logistics of this make Smith's claims rather laughable. If the Patriots were running around recording practices and videotaping other teams' practice sessions, wouldn't they have been caught (again) by now?
This is another case of sour grapes. Smith is mad because the Texans had no answer whatsoever for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, so now he's trying to deflect blame and act like the only way the 9-3 Patriots could have possibly beaten the 2-10 Texans is if they cheated to win.
Nice try, Antonio. Maybe next time.