Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots
Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe writes "New England fans have lost their leader and their mojo" with QB Tom Brady extracted from the lineup.
Now that Matt Cassel's taking over, Boston Globe reporter Mike Reiss writes it's open season on second-guessing the Patriots on backup QB decisions.
Boston Herald columnist Gerry Callahan reminds us Bill Belichick's record without Brady is 42-58.
The NFL has ruled Chiefs S Bernard Pollard did nothing illegal when he twisted Brady's knee, but NT Vince Wilfork begs to differ, Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian writes.
Quincy Patriot Ledger writer Eric McHugh gets caught up with the Cassel family, which includes two professional pitchers.
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune writer Hector Longo proclaims "There are no title hopes here."
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan likes the Bills' chances with Brady finished.
Buffalo Artvoice columnist Dave Staba can't wait until PR Roscoe Parrish gets his hands the ball again.
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union writes the Jaguars should dread seeing old friend Marcus Stroud again.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle scribes Sal Maiorana and Leo Roth review Buffalo's big season-opening victory over Seattle.
Niagara Gazette reporter Jay Skurski revisits DE Ryan Denney's first NFL touchdown -- on a fake field goal.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde writes if former coach Cam Cameron had made some of the same choices Tony Sparano did Sunday "the pitchforks and torches already would be out."
Edgar Thompson of the Palm Beach Post writes the Dolphins still respect the Patriots sans Brady.
The Post's Dave George wonders when the latest act will get old. "Maybe even Sunday at Arizona," he writes.
New York Jets
Gary Myers of the New York Daily News contends coach Eric Mangini must win the division now that Brady's season is over.
New York Post columnist Steve Serby has a two-word request for Patriots opponents: No mercy.
Newsday reporter Erik Boland gauges the Jets' reaction to Brady's injury.
Associated Press reporter Dennis Waszak writes the Jets love Brett Favre's improv act.
New York Daily News writer Rich Cimini writes about K Jay Feely's return to the Meadowlands.