Material Girl rolls out the hits at halftime

Madonna didn’t disappoint during a limber and hits-loaded halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI.

Ochocinco’s big catch leads to Patriots TD, 17-9 lead

On the first play after halftime, Tom Brady dropped back, went through his progressions and fired a dart down the left sideline to Chad Ochocinco, the veteran receiver’s first catch in a Super Bowl.

Second-quarter thoughts

Patriots fans should be very encouraged by the fact that their team scored right before the end of the first half. Historically, in a close game, when a team scores right before the end of the first half they win a high percentage of the time.

Patriots grab halftime lead with 96-yard TD drive

Tom Brady and the Patriots grabbed a 10-9 lead entering halftime with a 96-yard march that tied the record for longest drive in Super Bowl history.

Giants punter Weatherford might be Super Bowl MVP

Is Giants punter Steve Weatherford the early clubhouse leader for Super Bowl XLVI MVP?

First-quarter thoughts

In building their 9-0 lead over the New England Patriots in the first quarter, the New York Giants benefited from two key plays. The first came from their defense and the second was a mistake from the Patriots.

Patriots on the board with field goal

Breathe easy, Patriots fans. Your team’s on the scoreboard.

Manning’s TD strike to Cruz widens Giants’ lead

The Giants’ defense drew first blood, but it was their offense that deepened the wound late in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVI.

Giants’ D-line picks up right where it left off

One of the biggest reasons the Giants upset the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII was the play of their defensive line. Big Blue is off to a good start in Super Bowl XLVI.

Patriots’ pass rush shuts down Giants’ first drive

The Giants’ first drive started out with promise, with Eli Manning marching them inside the Patriots’ 40-yard line. But New England’s defense stood up.

Other gems from Super Bowl XLVI pregame frenzy

We’ve covered a lot of Super Bowl XLVI pregame, but let’s round up a few final notes.

Ihedigbo leads Patriots onto field

James Ihedigbo, the hard-hitting safety whom Rex Ryan cut back in August, led the Patriots out on the field at the Super Bowl.

Mini live blog on Clarkson’s version of the national anthem

Kelly Clarkson is on tap to deliver the national anthem before Super Bowl XLVI. She’ll be on the field for a brief moment in time, but a ton rides on this for the singer.

Fans ready to go at Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium is packed with pregame approaching.

NBC’s Brian Williams helps set the scene in Indy

Super Bowl XLVI is being aired on NBC, so naturally the pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium have the Peacock’s finger prints all over them.

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