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Lackluster showing without Brady should give Patriots more cause for pause

The Patriots lost their biggest cog Sunday when QB Tom Brady suffered a knee injury. Only WR Randy Moss deviated from the robotic responses to the loss of the MVP afterward, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: September 7, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Randy Moss couldn't help himself. The New England Patriots wide receiver kept peering at the door to his team's locker room Sunday in the second quarter of the Patriots' 17-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

He kept hoping to see quarterback Tom Brady reappear on the sidelines. He kept praying that Brady's knee injury wasn't nearly as severe as it appeared.

"I was like a kid standing in front of the candy store," ...

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