How important is playoff experience?

Half of Patriots' roster has none, but Belichick says 'So what?'

Updated: January 10, 2010, 10:06 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots could host an intrasquad scrimmage with the players on their 53-man roster divided nearly equally between those who boast playoff experience and those who don't.

There would be 27 players with at least one playoff game under their belts on one side of the field and 26 about to experience their first taste of the postseason Sunday against the Ravens on the other.

On the surface, that appears a daunting statistic. The Patriots' playoff teams of recent ...

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