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Super Bowl 2012 Scoring Update: Patriots Take 17-9 Lead In First Second-Half Possession

After taking a one-point lead in the last seconds of the second quarter, the Patriots must have taken all of the momentum as well. They received the ball to start the second half and in less than four minutes, Tom Brady threw a pass to tight end Aaron Hernandez for a 12-yard touchdown, giving New England a 17-9 lead after the Stephen Gostkowski extra point.

Brady's second touchdown pass of the game capped off an eight play, 79-yard drive. At this point in the game, Brady has completed 20 of 23 passes. His only three incompletions were an intentional grounding call and two batted down passes. He has set a Super Bowl record with 16 straight completions.

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