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Aging offense not a bad thing

Patriots still competitive despite one of oldest offenses in the NFL

Updated: September 10, 2010, 7:54 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

Like a past-her-prime actress fresh out of plastic surgery, the 2010 New England Patriots are somehow old but getting younger.

Sure, all teams combine veterans with youth, but the construction of the Patriots accentuates the divide.

The current Patriots 53-man roster has an average age of 26.8, making it the 13th youngest in the NFL, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. In other words, New England is in the middle of the pack from an age perspective. On average, the Patriots are more ...

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