After being completely dominated in the opening quarter, the New England Patriots used some key defensive stops and a late TD drive to take the 10-9 lead at the half of Super Bowl XLVI.
Tom Brady proved to be nearly unstoppable in the second quarter, especially on the final drive in the half, as he completed all 10 of his attempts to lead the Patriots on a 96-yard TD drive. On the touchdown, Brady hooked up with Danny Woodhead for a 4-yard pass on third down. In the opening half, Brady completed 15/18 for 147 yards and the TD. Wes Welker proved to be the primary receiving option, making four catches for 42 yards.
After starting the game 9/9, Eli Manning came back to reality in the second quarter, completing just 4/8 attempts. The Giants have been surprisingly aggressive with the running game, with Ahmad Bradshaw rushing for 44 yards on nine carries. Hakeem Nicks was the primary receiving option for Manning, as he led the team with three catches for 42 yards.
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