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New England Patriots Backfield Full Of 30-Somethings

Article By on 19th July, 2009

... England Patriots' backfield provides veteran depth to a unit that was already full of runners in their 30's.

A year ago, the Patriots used a backfield by committee approach to rush for more yards (2,278 yards) than in any other season since 1985.

However, they accomplished the feat without having a true featured back.

Once Laurence Maroney was lost for the season after playing in only three games, the Patriots relied on 32-year-old Kevin Faulk and 31-year-old Sammy Morris to shoulder most of the load.

Both players responded with outstanding campaigns.

Morris rushed for a career-high 727 yards, while Faulk’s 507 yards rushing marked his highest total since the 2003 season. Given that Fa...

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