On the performance of the defense: "I thought our defense did a great job of rushing the passer. I'm not sure how many sacks we had today but they got after it pretty good. For them to get after Drew (Brees) in the pass game and to play good secondary defense is critical for us. That is going to be huge for us moving forward."
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On how the team approaches the second half of the season after starting 1-7: "When you're 1-7 at the halfway point, you think a lot of times, 'where has the consistent play been for us?' When you're out there playing today it's about being locked in and doing your job and handling the task at hand. It was there today. We need to keep it there as we move forward. We need to keep the consistency there for the rest of the season and try and play the way we're capable of playing week-in-and-week-out."
On keeping the Saints' offense off of the field: "I don't think we were going out of our way to try and stall or keep them off the field. Running the football was a big point of emphasis for us. You never know how a game is going to shake out. New Orleans defense has been really good about giving up some yards at different points but not letting you into the end zone. We knew we were going to have to finish some long 10-12-plus play drives. For us to come away with a few touchdowns on those types of drives is big."
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