Patriots start fast in second half

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Bill Belichick halftime simulations in practice paid off.

The New England Patriots started the third quarter fast, driving down the field for 79 yards in eight plays to take a 17-9 lead over the New York Giants. The drive took fewer than four minutes.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on fire. He’s completed 16 straight passes and led New England to back-to-back touchdowns, going back to the first half. All week Brady has been under fire. The Giants have made several comments questioning Brady, who has thrown for 201 yards and two touchdowns thus far.