Bruschi on tap: Impressive opening win

Updated: September 13, 2010, 4:49 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Observations from the New England Patriots' 38-24, season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals:

1. Re-establishing home-field dominance. The way the Patriots finished the season last year was the worst way any team could finish a season, having a home playoff game and getting manhandled by the opposition, in this case the Baltimore Ravens. That's the last image many fans had on their minds. It was critical for the Patriots to recapture their home-field magic and re-establish themselves ...

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