Patriots face stiff test against Bengals

Updated: September 16, 2010, 8:59 PM ET
By Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Every week during the season, Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi break down the New England Patriots' upcoming game. This week's breakdown is on Sunday's season-opening contest against the Bengals at Gillette Stadium (1 p.m.):

Mike: Welcome back for another year, Tedy. The Patriots have won six straight season openers, which is the second longest streak in the NFL behind the Steelers (7). It's going to be a real big challenge to keep that streak alive because this Bengals team looks strong to me. ...

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