The New York Giants are leading the New England Patriots 9-3 early in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. The Giants got on the board first when Tom Brady was called for intentional grounding when he was sitting in the endzone and threw the ball away down field where there was no receiver in site, and that was the Patriots first play of the game.
The Giants then received the ball on their next possession and were able to carve up the Patriots secondary and scored a touchdown on a nine-play 78 yard drive. The drive almost came up for naught when the Patriots Sterling Moore stripped the Giants Victor Cruz, but the Patriots had 12 men on the field so the penalty trumped the fumble.
The Giants then scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Cruz to give the Giants a 9-0 lead after the first quarter. So far on the day Manning has gone a perfect nine for nine with 77 yards. The nine straight competitions is a Super Bowl record.
The Patriots would not be held off of the scoreboard for long as they were able to put up a 29-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.
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