DE Olivier Vernon
Postgame vs. Bengals – November 14, 2016
Q: You guys haven’t had the opportunity to be on the sideline and watch the offense close out … how different of a feeling was that for you guys?
A: I mean when you get in a game like that, that is perfect right there. We know it’s not always going to be like that, so we just got to take that right there and be grateful and go on to the next one.
Q: What was it about what you guys were doing that enabled you guys to..at the end of the game most people would get tired. You guys played the best that you could.
A: We just played backs against the wall. We knew we couldn’t let them score on us. If we let them score on us, game over.
Q: A couple of the guys mentioned the idea of a championship effort in that second half. Do you feel like you guys played like this was a playoff type game in the second half?
A: We knew coming in this is a playoff team. They got that type of caliber players on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. We knew with them coming into our house we had to play football. We had to play Giant football.
Q: Did you sense that you were able to wear their offensive line down a little bit when you were really starting to pressure them but you got there in the fourth quarter an awful lot?
A: Our main objective was stopping the run. We knew they were going to run the ball a lot and knew it was going to be a grinding game and at the end of the day we had to hold it down as defense.
Q: What was the key for you guys doing such a good job in those third down situations?
A: Everyone standing on the keys, doing what they had to do. Basically doing their job and we had a good outcome.
Q: Back to back sacks at the end of the game, how did that feel?
A: We expect anybody on the defense to make plays. We’ve got a lot of play makers that can do special things. To come out with a win, it was a great performance. We’ve got a lot to look forward to next week.