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From the archives | 2008

Patriots win opener, but Tom Brady injured

FOXBOROUGH - All that talk about how meaningless the backup quarterback competition in the preseason was doesn’t seem so meaningless anymore. Suddenly, who is behind Tom Brady at QB is very relevant for the 2008 New England Patriots.

The Patriots barely got used to playing with Brady, who sat out the entire preseason with a mysterious right foot injury, before they potentially lost him for the season yesterday in their 17-10 opening victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. According to multiple media reports, including ESPN and Yahoo! Sports, Brady suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on a low hit by Bernard Pollard with 7:27 left in the first quarter.

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