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Bennett brothers brace for Sunday battle

Associated Press Modified: September 14, 2012 at 3:08 am •  Published: September 14, 2012
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Whenever Michael Bennett got into a fight growing up in Texas, his little brother, Martellus, always seemed to be around to help out.

That's the way the Bennetts are. They are always pulling for each other, ready to lend a hand.

This Sunday it's a different story. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) come to New Jersey to face the New York Giants (0-1) at MetLife Stadium, the Bennett brothers are going to be staring at each other on a lot of plays.

Michael is the starting left defensive end for Tampa Bay, and Martellus, a Giants tight end, has to block him.

This won't be the first time the brothers have played in the same NFL game. When Martellus was with the Cowboys last season, Dallas played in Tampa, and returned to Texas with a 31-15 win.

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AP Sports Writer Fred Goodall in Tampa, Fla. contributed to this report.