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Aging QBs Matt Hasselbeck, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers turn NFL into a gray area

Aging QBs Matt Hasselbeck, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers turn NFL into a gray area

Chalk one up for the old guys.

Not only is Matt Hasselbeck the big four-oh — the NFL's oldest quarterback — but also he's 4-0 as the replacement starter for the Indianapolis Colts. On Sunday, he led his team to a 25-12 victory over Tampa Bay, whose rookie quarterback, Jameis Winston, was born during Hasselbeck's freshman year in college.

"He's not playing like he's 40," said T.Y. Hilton, who caught two touchdown passes from Hasselbeck. "He's out there having fun, making sure guys are in the right spot and letting us make plays. He's fired up and wants to make sure guys are in the right spot so he can make plays."

In Santa Clara, Carson...

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