What Was the Final Score of the 2012 Super Bowl?

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In Super Bowl XLVI, which occurred on Feb. 5, 2012, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21 to 17. The Giants were trailing 17 to 15 when running back Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for the game-winning touchdown with 57 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

The first score of the game was a safety, when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received an intentional grounding penalty in the end zone. Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw a touchdown to Victor Cruz to make the score 9 to 0. In the second quarter, the Patriots kicked a field goal, and Danny Woodhead caught a touchdown from Brady. After halftime, the Patriots extended their lead to 17 to 9 with a touchdown catch by Aaron Hernandez. The Giants kicked two field goals in the third quarter to make it 17 to 15.