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Justin Tuck, 10.04.10

Q: Strahan used to say that sacks come in bunches; do you think it was a fluke or what?
A: I've been part of a team that now has the record for the most sacks in a game and the most sacks in a half so I don't know if it's a fluke. Sometimes, things just work out your way. I just tell the guys that you have to be consistent. I've had games where we were un-blockable and we would have two or three sacks in the game. Then, you have games like last night where everything is working together. Our secondary, our linebackers, and defensive line, everything was working together. I think that's why we had so much success.

Q: You guys didn't have to get very fancy to get to the quarterback:
A: No, a lot of our rushes were four man rushes. Again, I think the secondary did a good job of re-routing receivers and giving us that extra second that we needed. So many times as a defensive end, you get so close to the quarterback and then he throws the ball away. Last night, they just didn't have anywhere to throw the ball. Our rush hit a pay day last night.

Q: They didn't convert a single third-down last night...was that due to the down-and-distances?
A: It was a combination of everything. I think it was a combination of stopping the run early on first and second down, and our secondary doing a good job of making sure they jam their receivers at the line and it took them a few extra steps to get back into their routes. At that point in time, we were sacking their quarterback and hitting the quarterback. I think that made it very difficult for them to complete passes. There was so much electricity in the stadium last night that we fed off of that and I think we were a step faster last night.

Q: Have you guys ever put two quarterbacks out of a game like last night?
A: Me personally? No. As a team? I think I have to go back and look at it. It's funny because with all the sacks the defensive line had, Boley knocked the quarterback out and Ross knocked the quarterback out so I can't even take any credit for that.

Q: How do you make sure the defensive line keeps up the pressure after everyone is aware that the defensive line can have a big game?
A: I don't know. We'll figure it out. We haven't talked about what we're going to do against the Texans yet. When we come in Wednesday, I'm sure Perry will have something up his sleeve. The biggest thing is making sure that we bring that energy to football field that we did last night.