To start the second quarter, Tom Brady and company had a 1st-and-10 from the Giants' 17-yard line. However, the Giants only got six more yards after that, and had to settle for a 29-yard field goal from Steven Gostkowski to cut the New York lead to 9-3.
Brady has not had quite as strong a performance as Eli Manning thus far, having completed 4-of-5 passes for 43 yards after giving up a safety on the Patriots' first play from scrimmage. The Patriots' drive went 60 yards in 10 plays, taking 4:36 off of the clock.
Early in the second quarter of play in Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants lead the New England Patriots by a score of 9-3.