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Super Bowl XLVI: Patriots 17, Giants 15 after three quarters

February 5, 2012 |  6:08 pm


Lawrence Tynes kicked a 33-yard field goal in the final minute of the third quarter, and the New York Giants and New England Patriots are heading to their second dramatic fourth quarter in a Super Bowl in four years.

Tynes' kick for the Giants cut their deficit to 17-15.

New England quarterback Tom Brady completed a Super Bowl-record 16 consecutive passes to help the Patriots rally from a 9-3 deficit with a touchdown pass in the closing seconds of the first half and another on the Patriots' first possession after halftime.

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The streak ended afterTynes booted a 38-yard field goal to pull the Giants to within 17-12.

The Patriots went three and out on their next series, and Brady was seen grimacing, stretching and rotating his left shoulder after being sacked to close the series.

The Giants took over near midfield in Patriots' territory to start their next drive, and moved into field-goal position as quarterback Eli Manning improved to 20-of-26 passing on the evening. 


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Photo: Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes makes the first of two field goal in the third quarter to help New York pull to within 17-15 of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Credit: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press