The second quarter featured a lot of defense for both teams as the Giants were forced to put twice and the Patriots were forced to punt once. The Patriots scored all 10 points in the quarter with their first points being a short 29-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski to give the Patriots their first points of the game. Then the Patriots scored a touchdown to end the half to go up 10-9.
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On the Patriots touchdown scoring drive they began at their own 4-yard line and easily made their way down the field against the Giants defense. The Giants vaunted defensive line was not able to get pressure on Tom Brady who was a perfect 11-for-11 on the scoring drive. The touchdown was a 4-yard pass to Danny Woodhead.
So far in the first half Brady is 15-for-18 with 147 yards and Eli Manning is 13-for-17 for 120 yards. Both quarterbacks also have thrown one touchdown pass apiece.
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