Dan Shaughnessy For Patriots, history repeats Giants edge Patriots in echo of gnawing 2008 upset ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Tom Brady threw a pass from the end zone in the first quarter, and would be called for intentional grounding on the play, giving the Giants a 2-0 lead. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Fans reacted as the Patriots and Giants played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Brandon Deaderick tackled Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the first quarter. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Patrick Chung and Sterling Moore of the Patriots tackled the Giants' Victor Cruz in the first quarter. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff The ball was knocked out of Giants receiver Victor Cruz's hands after he was tackled in the first quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Giants' Domenik Hixon tackled Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the second quarter. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff The Patriots' Mark Anderson and Rob Ninkovich tackled Eli Manning in the first quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who played despite spraining his ankle two weeks ago, made a 20-yard catch in the first half. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Rob Gronkowski was tackled after making a catch in the second quarter. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Danny Woodhead's touchdown gave the Patriots a 10-9 lead heading into halftime. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Tom Brady reacted after a play in the first half. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Wes Welker caught a pass on the Patriots' first drive of the second half. The Patriots later scored to take a 17-9 lead. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Tight end Aaron Hernandez scored after catching a pass on the Patriots' first drive of the second half. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriots receiver Chad Ochocinco was pushed out of bounds after making a catch in the third quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Tom Brady walked off the field after getting sacked in the third quarter. jim davis/globe staff Mark Anderson (95) took to the air to void a low block by the Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw, but Giants quarterback Eli Manning got off a pass to Hakeem Nicks (not pictured). John Tlumacki/Globe Staff The Patriots defense tackled the Giants' Jake Ballard in the third quarter. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Photo The Giants' Hakeem Nicks lost the ball in the third quarter. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Tom Brady sat on the ground after a play in the second half. john tlumacki/globe staff Mario Manningham caught a crucial pass from Eli Manning in the fourth quarter. jim davis/globe staff Deion Branch dropped a pass from Tom Brady on the final drive of the game. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Aaron Hernandez (81) failed to catch a Hail Mary pass from Tom Brady on the last play of the game. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Rob Gronkowski (87) could not catch the ball before it hit the ground. Win McNamee/Getty Images The New York Giants ran onto the field to start their celebration. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Patriot James Ihedigbo walked through a confetti cloud as the Giants celebrated their Super Bowl victory in Indianapolis. Mark Humphrey)/AP Patriots head coach Bill Belichick left the field after the defeat. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Tom Brady walked off the field after the game was over. Rob Carr/Getty Images Quarterback Eli Manning posed with the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Manning was also named the game's Most Valuable Player.