Q: How big was that?
A: Coming from our two game losing streak we really needed to win it with the race with the other teams for the top of the NFC. We still have a lot of games. Hopefully we can get some guys back for next week's game.
Q: How about the offensive line? What is it like playing behind this line?
A: Today those guys came off the ball. They knocked people off the ball. They created holes. They played their butts off. We tried to get as much done as possible.
Q: You were named a starter this week. What was the dynamic like between you and Ahmad?
A: In sports a starter is who goes out there first and I don't think all that matters as long as you're out there and you get your opportunity. I got the opportunity to go out and have a few more plays than I normally have. It wasn't anything different as far as preparation because we did everything the same. I just wanted to win. I was just tired of all the stuff going on. I just wanted to win a football game and keep moving forward.
Q: You've been here a few years and the team has struggled in the second half. What's different about this team?
A: I think we have a lot of guys in the locker room that have a lot of heart, a lot of determination, and will power to come out and play to win. I thought our defense did a terrific job of stopping them. As an offense we got down to the red zone three times and couldn't put it in. That has to be points for us because for the first 5 or 6 games of the season we were putting it in from the red zone 100%. We have to get back to doing that. That's 21 points that we could've had that we let fall.
Q: What was said at halftime among you guys?
A: We just looked in each other's eyes. The guys know what it is. The guys know we need this win. The guys know they're capable of coming out and playing as good as anybody in the National Football League. That's what happened. The light switch came on. Tuck gave a nice little speech to the defense and the offense heard it. It got everybody pumped up and ready to play football. We all came out there. The defense was making plays and the offense came out there and moved people off the ball and we did our best to get in the hole.
Q: What about that final touchdown drive? There were a number of great plays, one by Manningham, one by you, and one by Boss.
A: At the end of a game like that when you know you have the opportunity to score and really know that the football team hasn't stopped you all game long, we just knew we had to get in there. We ran the ball for a nice chunk. Then Eli threw the ball. Manningham made a great play. That was a big time finish. That's what happens. Guys concentrated more. They focused on what they had to do and we won the game.