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Super Bowl 2012 Score Update: Patriots Take Opening Possession Down The Field For TD

The New England Patriots wasted no time extending their lead, marching 79 yards down the field for the touchdown. Tom Brady found Aaron Hernandez wide open in the middle of the field from the 12-yard line for the score. He complete his four other attempts on the drive to set a Super Bowl record with 16 straight completions, passing Joe Montana.

Julian Edelman took the kickoff for the Pats, and was taken down at the 21-yard line. Ochocinco caught his first pass of the game on the Pats first offensive play down the left sideline for a 19-yard gain. From there, the Patriots running game took over. BenJarvus Green-Ellis exploded up the right for a 17-yard gain. He also picked up a first down on the ground to the Giants 20-yard line.

Brady is now 20-for-23 with two touchdowns on the game. It's safe to say at this point that he is the favorite for MVP honors. The Pats lead the Giants 17-9 midway through the third quarter.

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