10 areas to watch in Pats-Bengals

Updated: September 11, 2010, 12:40 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ten areas that project to be crucial in Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals:

1. Stopping Cedric Benson and the run. The Patriots figure to be in their 3-4 alignment, with new starters at left defensive end (Gerard Warren), right defensive end (Mike Wright), inside linebacker (Brandon Spikes) and left outside linebacker (projected to be Rob Ninkovich). That changes the "fits" in the run game, which has to be a concern for the Patriots ...

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