Bengals meet Patriots in Week 1 showdown

The storyline
Batman and Robin make their dynamic duo debut for the Bengals. And Tom Brady and Randy Moss enter a contract year with at least a tiny chip on their shoulder.

Why you should watch
Division winners open the season with some questions considering the way they exited the postseason. Wes Welker makes a quasi-miraculous return from an ugly knee injury.

Did you know?
The Bengals have won nine consecutive games when Cedric Benson rushes for 100 yards or more. ... Cincinnati's Terrell Owens ranks third all-time with 14,951 yards. ... New England is undefeated at Gillette Stadium in Week 1 (6-0). ... Patriots QB Tom Brady is undefeated against the Bengals (3-0).

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