Super Bowl XLVI: Giants-Patriots Halftime Report

After falling into a 9-0 hole, the Patriots scored the next 10 points and lead heading into the half. SI.com Live Box Score

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Super Bowl 2012 Halftime Score: Patriots Take 10-9 Lead On Record-Tying Touchdown Drive

It was bound to happen sooner or later: the New England Patriots finally got the sort of methodical touchdown drive they've made their trademark throughout the 2011 NFL season, with Tom Brady slicing and dicing the New York Giants and finding Danny Woodhead for a touchdown to cap a 96-yard drive that tied the Super Bowl record for longest drive and gave the Patriots a 10-9 lead heading into halftime.


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After being pinned at their own 4 by a great Steve Weatherford punt and backed up their own 2 by a penalty, the Patriots clicked off a brutally efficient drive to take their first lead of the game. Brady completed 10 straight passes on the drive, and snuck a pass to Woodhead to complete it, despite Jason Pierre-Paul's best efforts.

You can see Pierre-Paul, on the left side of the Giants' line, break off his pass rush to drop into coverage. That turned out to be a bad decision.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog, Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.

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Super Bowl 2012 Time, TV Schedule, Online Streaming And More

Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and New England Patriots will be shown on NBC, who kick off their broadcast with a "Road to the Super Bowl" program at 12pm ET. NBC's pregame show officially begins at 1pm ET with Bob Costas and Dan Patrick hosting.

The NFL Network will have their "GameDay Morning" pregame show from 9am to 5:30pm ET and ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" will be on the air from 10am to 2pm ET.

Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play for NBC, with former NFL wide receiver Cris Collinsworth serving as analyst. Michele Tafoya is NBC's lone field reporter for the broadcast, which will also be streamed live online for free on NFL.com and NBCSports.com.

The online streaming broadcast will have additional camera angles, in-game statistics and interactive elements. The Super Bowl commercials will be added to SuperBowl.com at the end of each quarter.

For the latest Super Bowl updates, be sure to follow this StoryStream. Also be sure to check out Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and Giants blog Big Blue View.

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