Patriots will adjust offense to fill void

Bye week gives New England a chance to rework game plan without Moss

Updated: October 8, 2010, 8:51 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain had just returned to the locker room Thursday following the New England Patriots' first practice without receiver Randy Moss.

"It's a good thing this happened now as opposed to leading into the week," he said.

Banta-Cain's point was that the next game on the Patriots' schedule -- Oct. 17 at home against Baltimore -- is a big one. Absorbing the aftereffects of the Moss trade while attempting to prepare for the Ravens would ...

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