Banta-Cain gets chance as Pats adjust to loss of Seau

Updated: December 2, 2006, 12:15 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Already forced to juggle their secondary almost weekly because of injuries, the New England Patriots now must deal with a wholesale shuffle at linebacker because of the season-ending broken right arm suffered by starter Junior Seau last week.

The upshot of Seau's injury: In New England's "base" 3-4 front, none of the four starting linebackers will be in his normal spot when the Patriots host the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon.

"It looks like a lot of moving around, but ...

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