The first scoring play of the game was a safety on Tom Brady because he intentionally grounded a ball while under pressure inside the pocket and end zone. Victor Cruz caught a two-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning nearly six minutes later in the quarter.
The Patriots had run just one offensive play by the time the Giants took the 9-0 lead. This was not, we can guess, the game plan Bill Belichick had for the Patriots. They were threatening to score at the start of the second quarter, but ultimately they needed to settle for a Stephen Gostkowski field goal.
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