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With more attention being focused on Sunday's game in New York, there is still some lingering news regardingTom Brady's season-ending knee injury.

The Boston Globe reports the two-time Super Bowl MVP tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee.

Meanwhile, wide receiver Randy Mossrefuses to slow down despite losing his No. 1 quarterback.

He's also supportive ofMatt Cassel, who will make his first NFL start Sunday at the Meadowlands.

Moss, however, realizes moving on isn't so easy when dealing with such an important player.

The rest of Moss' teammates – particularly on defense – have shifted their attention to stopping Jets quarterback Brett Favre.

"I think in the secondary, particularly, you can never relax," Patriots head coach Bill Belichicktold the Providence Journal.

One of the defenders who'll play a role in slowing down the Jets' offense is cornerback Ellis Hobbs, who has four interceptions in his last five games dating back to the 2007 season.

"I've got both my hands back," Hobbs told the New Bedford Standard-Times.

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Yahoo! Sports is confident Belichick will find a way to keep the team afloat despite the loss of Brady.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, the Patriots' odds of winning the Super Bowl have dropped significantly since Brady's injury.

"New England is a well-coached team with a great system in place, but the difference in the win-loss column with Brady in the lineup is huge," sports handicapper Joe D'Amico told the Sun.

Elsewhere, the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants aren't counting out the Patriots just because Brady was gone.

"To be honest with you, we played against (Cassel) a couple years ago in the preseason. This was when the Patriots weren't playing any of their starters. He looked very, very good. I was like, 'Who is this kid?'" Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told the New York Daily News.

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