Things were not going so well for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. A safety that resulted from Tom Brady's intentional grounding penalty on their first offensive snap had put the Pats in a 2-0 hole, and the Giants getting a touchdown on the subsequent drive made the score 9-0 in New York's favor. But Brady and the Patriots relied on some old hands on a field goal drive that cut into the Giants' lead and made the score of Super Bowl XLVI 9-3 early in the second quarter.
On their way to field goal range, Brady found Wes Welker and Deion Branch in the passing game, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Welker both made plays on the ground. But a third down pass from Brady was batted down, forcing Stephen Gostkowski to come on and make a 29-yard field goal.
Brady has completed four of his six passes for 46 yards.
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