The New England Patriots started the second quarter trailing the New York Giants 9-0 in Super Bowl XLVI, but in good position to put some points on the board and get back within a single score.
Unfortunately, though, they went three-and-out from the Giants' 17-yard line, so they had to settle for a Stephen Gostowski field goal to make the score 9-3, Giants.
The Giants were able to get back into Patriots' territory on their next drive, but ultimately had to punt after failing to pick up 15 yards following an illegal substitution penalty that set them back. Weatherford's punt landed inside the five, but took an unfavorable bounce into the end zone for a touchback.
The Patriots and Giants traded punts on their next possessions, before the Pats started one of the longer drives in Super Bowl history. Beginning at their own four-yard line after a false start, New England went 96 yards in 14 plays to take a 10-9 lead. On the drive, Brady was a vintage 10-for-10 passing, the last completion being a short touchdown pass to Danny Woodhead.
In the first half, Brady was 15-for-18, with 147 yards and that go-ahead touchdown pass. Eli Manning was 13-for-17, 120 yards, and a touchdown.
The Patriots will receive in the second half.
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