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Todd Bowles and his New York Jets drew the tough 2016 NFL opener in the Cincinnati Bengals. Here’s what to look for concerning Gang Green.

  • New York Jets (0-0)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (0-0)
  • NFL, Week 1, Sunday, Sept. 11, 1:00 PM on CBS
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
No more waiting. No more posturing. No more counting down the days until the real thing hits us in the face.

New York Jets football is finally back. It’s here, and for their first test of the 2016 NFL season, an interesting matchup is posed in the form of the extremely talented and consistent Cincinnati Bengals.

The last time the Bengals played a football game, fans witnessed a disaster. Vontaze Burfict and company completely imploded at the end of their 18-16 playoff loss to Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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It had finally looked like Marvin Lewis and company had gotten that postseason monkey off their back until it slipped away like so many prior bitter defeats.

These Bengals will be fiery and ready come game time. Therefore, these Jets better be ready.

Here’s the rest of what you need to know leading up to kickoff:

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]