Here is some of the post-game reaction from the locker rooms following the New York Giants' 7-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said he "knew that it was a touchdown" as soon as he intercepted a fourth-quarter pass from Green Bay quarterback Scott Tolzien.
"Honestly, I called it before it even happened, in the huddle, and sure enough that was the play," Pierre-Paul said. "I read the formation, the tight end, how he was set, and I caught the ball."
The Giants hit two plays of 30 or more yards, the first plays of at least 30 yards they have completed in four games. Victor Cruz caught a 30-yarder and Hakeem Nicks a 35-yarder.
"We just saw some things that we liked, saw some opportunities that we were able to take advantage of and we did. They gave us the coverages we were looking for on specific down and distances and we were able to take advantage of them," Cruz said. "That's what we need, this offense is definitely built on the big play as well as the balance with the running game but we definitely need a couple big plays to get ourselves going again."
Andre Brown had 18 carries for 66 yards, not as impressive as his 30-caryr, 115-yard performance a week ago. It did, however, enable the Giants to have balanced offense. After two games, Brown's 181 yards leads all Giants' running backs.
"All I can do is go out there and keep playing ball. I just bring my talents to the offense and everybody feeds off of it," Brown said. "I'm just going to go out there and I feed off of them and they feed off of me. The power run, we have BJ [Brandon Jacobs] out there and the offense has more balance to itself. It's just fun to be out there playing ball with everybody right now."
Safety Antrel Rolle believes the Giants can continue to get better.
"I still think we can definitely be a better team. We left some plays out there," Rolle said. "Right now we're just winning. We find a way to win. We're coming together, offensively, defensively and special teams. I think so far this season this is the most complete game we played as a team."
The Giants held Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy to 27 yards on 14 carries. The Giants have bottled up Lacy. LeSean McCoy and Adrian Peterson this season, all among the best running backs in the game.
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy was asked to assess the play of Tolzien, 24-of-34 for 339 yards and three interceptions in his first professional start.
"Well I mean it’s Scott Tolzien – everyone is going to talk about his three interceptions and no doubt the responsibility of every quarterback is to take care of the football," McCarthy said. "I think you can’t look past all the positive things he did. We have to be real honest about it, and he knows it. Five interceptions in two games is something that will be addressed."