2012 Super Bowl, Giants Vs. Patriots: New York Forced To Punt

The New England Patriots' defense looked a bit shaky yet again, allowing the New York Giants to rip off a couple of nice plays en route to a couple of first downs, but they were able to do enough to force a punt like they did on the first drive. New England is down six points, and can fire themselves back into the lead on their next drive.


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Brandon Jacobs had an impressive 11-yard run early in the drive, while Hakeem Nicks came up with a massive 18-yard reception, but the Giants ultimately prevented themselves from continuing down the field. While on the Patriots' 47-yard line, they picked up a penalty for too many men in the huddle, forcing them into first and 15. Ahmad Bradshaw picked up 11 yards on a third down checkdown play, but he came up short of the sticks.

The Giants couldn't keep this punt out of the end zone like Steve Weatherford's first, and the Patriots will start on their own 20-yard line with ten minutes remaining in the second quarter.

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