The New York Giants have cut into the New England Patriots' lead in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, but not as deeply as they would have hoped.
The Giants got a nice kickoff return to start their drive at their own 35-yard line, and from there proceeded to go 45 yards in 10 plays, taking 4:37 off of the clock. On a 3rd-and-10 from the New England 25, Eli Manning connected with Mario Manningham for five yards, which brought up a fourth down and led to a 37-yard Lawrence Tynes field goal. With that, the score went to 17-12 with 6:43 left in the third quarter of play.
Thus far, both quarterbacks have been brilliant. Eli Manning is currently 18-of-24 for 153 yards and a touchdown. Tom Brady has been even better, completing 20-of-23 passes for 201 yards and two scores.
The Patriots are setting up at their own 17-yard line with about six and a half minutes left in the third quarter, and they lead the New York Giants, 17-12, in Super Bowl XLVI.