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Patriots’ offensive line excels even through change

FOXBOROUGH — A season that began with uncertainty on the offensive line — no Matt Light, no Brian Waters — has played out the way some fans feared, with a revolving door of starters piecing together to form, at times, a patchwork unit.

Through 11 games, the Patriots have used five different lineups, with eight linemen getting starts because of an assortment of injuries. Uncertain, though, hasn’t meant unsteady. If anything, the ability of the line to provide blocking for running backs and protect Tom Brady might be one of the lesser-known reasons for the offensive fireworks being launched this year in Foxborough.

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