RB LeSean McCoy
Q: How good does it feel to be in first place?
A: Definitely means a lot. We’ve been fortunate by getting an opportunity to sell out and cut into the division, and that’s what we did today. I think everyone was driven by that.
Q: How big of a day was it for the offense that you guys were able to strike back every time the Giants did?
A: You know, sometimes the offense is down and the defense has been backing us up and keeping us in the game. I think today that we had to come out and do the same thing to our defense; when we needed them, they kePT up strong in the end. But we knew that the offense had to come out, compete, and battle.
Q: The defense had two big stops in a row after DeSean had that big touchdown catch. In your mind is that the biggest moment for the defense today?
A: I think those were two of the biggest moments for the defense today. Again, it solidifies it for us and really gives us a very big foothold at that point in time.
Q: How does it feel to be part of a fast-paced game where it seems like a track meet?
A: Yeah, there’s always that point where the defense gets together and says, ‘Okay, enough is enough, let’s shut it down and get it over with.’ As a defensive player, you have to understand that there are times that come when you have to deal with that. The real question is can you overcome them. I think the best thing we did tonight was take it in stride, and look at the eventual outcome.
Q: Look back at this game…it was really back and forth. Did it feel like Playstation?
A: I mean, not quite. It was a tough game, and we knew it was going to be a tough game. New York is a good squad, and they have a good offensive line. It was one of those games where you didn’t know what was going to happen. You just have to keep fighting and keep going all four quarters.
Q: You guys had some penalties and some missed tackles, but does the outcome wipe the slate clean?
A: It’s like a tale of two games. The first game we played against them, they tried to run the ball and we kept stopping them. They just found a weak point in our defense, and we went back to the drawing board. We need to watch film to see where they were hitting us and plug those holes up.
Q: Why do you think you guys, especially DeSean, have performed better this year rather than last year?
A: Well, it’s the experience part of it mostly. I think also it’s the all around, and trying to do everything. Coming in as a rookie, you kind of struggle with your route running and getting open, understanding zones, and reading pressure. But I think he (Jackson) has been magnificent all around, and he became very focused offensively as well.
QB Michael Vick
Q: How did you feel on that long pass play? It seemed like the timing was good.
A: Yeah. Timing was good and I felt good in the pocket. I was able to see what the defense was doing, and the coverage, and I just made a good play downfield. That was one where I didn’t want to miss, and it felt good to get the ball out of my hands quickly.
Q: How big was the first drive of the game for you?
A: The first drive was big. We came out right from the beginning, and went down to score. Sometimes that can be the blade to a team, to have a team come out and go right down the field. Now they’re playing the catch up game so we were able to do that.
LB Akeem Jordan
Q: You guys won a big game, you have to be satisfied with the victory.
A: Yeah, every win is a good win, you know. We came out with a win, regardless of how the game was played.