Second quarter: Instant analysis

Second quarter: Instant analysis
February 6, 2012, 12:51 am
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By Ryan OHalloranCSNwashington.comSECOND QUARTER (Patriots 10, Giants 9)The Patriots got their no-huddle (but not hurry-up) goingin the drive that bridged the first two quarters. I really like the spread-outplan instead of going with six or seven linemen like the teams first meeting.Jason Pierre-Paul batted down a Brady pass to force a29-yard field goal to make it Giants 9-3.The end of prohibition really was a great day for America(Budweiser ad). Looks the Bud folks are all-in on this Super Bowl.Dogs are certainly the early star of this yearscommercials.My first and only mini-fridge was September 1993, freshmanyear, Moorhead (Minn.) State dorm room. (Camaro commercial).The tax commercial TaxAct.com was terrific. Who hasnturinated in a swimming pool?Mannings nine completions to start the game is a SuperBowl record. It ended with a throwaway to start the Giants third drive.Brandon Jacobs first big run happened because VinceWilfork and Kyle Love were double-teamed and Brandon Spikes and Jerod Mayoover-pursued.Giants tight end Travis Beckum went down while being rubbedin coverage by Patriots linebacker Tracy White.New York matched New Englands Bad Organization Penalty byhaving 12 men in the offensive huddle at the 11:24 mark. It never fails second-and-long in the NFL means a runplay. The Giants went that route on second-and-15 with a no Bradshaw gain. Theypunted two plays later.No interest in seeing David Beckhams tattoos.Commercials with Coke and polar bears 2, Patriotstouchdowns 0.The second batted pass falls on Brady. Has to know when theprotection is good slide the pocket to get out of the traffic.It looks like the Patriots defensive line is lining upslightly off the neutral zone, like they did against the Redskins, to get abetter read on the running back.Great shot by Manning on third-and-long after a holdingpenalty to go for Mario Manningham on a deep post pattern. The Giants ended uppunting and flipped the field at the 4-yard line.Our first isolation package of highlights on Gronkowski.Ankle causing him to go into motions. But he made a great catch down thehash-mark when Michael Boley lost track of him.Moon-walk dog = awesome.Quite the half for Pierre-Paul two batted passes and adrawn holding call.Brady showed his poise on the last drive. Didnt wastetimeouts. Called plays quickly during the hurry up. Threw to the perimeter whenhe needed to.The first time I heard Osis name announced was when hejumped off-side late in the drive.Shouldnt Pierre-Paul be accounted for on that run playwith Woodhead to the other side?Quite the half for Danny Woodhead, by far the shortestplayer on the field. His touchdown catch with eight seconds remaining gave NewEngland the lead. It was basically a three-man pass rush. It tied for thelongest touchdown drive in Super Bowl history (96 yards).