With Brady Done For the Year, AFC Suddenly Seems Up For Grabs

When Tom Brady went down in the first quarter against the Chiefs today, we had a bad feeling about the injury -- it just didn't look good. As time passed, it didn't sound good either, as we were given absolutely no updates from the Patriots, which would lead one to believe the injury was indeed serious.
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↵Well, if what Yahoo!'s Michael Silver is hearing is true, the worst is about to be realized for New England: Brady out for the rest of the season. ↵
↵⇥New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expected to miss the rest of the 2008 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to a source familiar with the injury. ↵⇥

↵⇥While New England coach Bill Belichick said in his postgame press conference that he had no update on the status of Brady’s injury, two sources indicated it involved serious damage to the knee. ↵⇥

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↵⇥“It’s bad,” a team source said. “We’re going to have to play without him.” ↵⇥

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↵Hmmm ... who was that other QB who suffered a torn ACL after having his best season and was never an effective player in the league again? Oh, right, Daunte Culpepper, who retired via e-mail this week. I'm not sayin' Brady's career is over if this report is true or anything crazy like that, I'm just sayin' ...
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↵Let's see: Brady out for the season, the Colts and Chargers perhaps not being the contenders everyone thought they were, Jacksonville losing to Tennessee ... suddenly, the AFC seems as up for grabs as the NFC. More specifically, the AFC East is certainly wide open. So much so, that Bill Cowher -- on national television -- called the Bills the favorites in this new, Brady-less division. The Gunslinger might have something to say about that. â†µ

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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