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Post-game quotebook: What thy Giants were saying after 35-14 loss to Patriots

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Giants react after losing to New England

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How did the New York Giants react to their 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday night? Let’s go inside the locker room to find out what they were saying after the game.

Antoine on the outcome ...

“They made plays. We didn’t make plays when they were presented. That’s a good offense. The effort was great but we have to make another play or two and get off the field on third down. Overall I think guys played hard and guys played well but it just wasn’t enough. Our job is to try to create turnovers, try to score on defense and try to get the ball back to the offense and stop them from scoring. At the end of the day, that is what you are supposed to do. There are no moral victories, we came here to win and we lost.”

Lorenzo Carter on the defense ...

“I think we played hard. A lot of guys came out with a great effort. [David] Mayo stepped up big time. We played hard, we just didn’t make enough plays at the end. We know we have to play great on defense. That is the standard we hold ourselves to. We have to keep getting better each week and I think we are doing that.”

Markus Golden on his touchdown ...

“The energy was high, everybody was excited. I was determined to make sure I got the touchdown so we could have a little momentum and so we could have an opportunity to win the game. It brought some good energy, I just wish we could have been able to pull it off.”

Golden Tate on the Giants injuries ...

“We’re definitely excited to get those guys back. We need all the firepower we can get, especially going down the stretch. Ultimately we just have to play sound football. I haven’t seen the films but we just screwed up more times than they did. It’s as simple as that, we were right in that game for most of it, and we had a chance to upset them on their home turf. There were time when we couldn’t get out of our way. Against good teams it’s going to be hard to win. I think we did some really good things, I think we’re good on that. I’m a strong believer that it’s never about who we’re playing. It’s about us doing our jobs the best we can. It’s about us winning those one on one battles, and just finding a way. We have to get out of our own way.”

Jabrill Peppers on the defense ...

“We were mixing up the looks and trying to have him [Tom Brady] hold the ball a bit. We know he has a quick release time and we were trying to take away his first initial read and we wanted to mix up the looks up front. I think they did a great job of adjusting but we still got some pressure on him. He was still making plays and we just have to be more consistent and play all the way to the last whistle blows.”

Michael Thomas on the defensive performance ...

“There aren’t any moral victories and aren’t any excuses. But at the same time, this is the standard from here on out and we have to go out and correct the self-inflicting plays that we gave up. You know, the mental mistakes and the miscommunications. But how we played today, how we battled and made plays, that is the standard from here on out. If we clean up the rest of the stuff, that is how we will play moving forward. It’s on us to hold us to that standard from here on out.”

Daniel Jones on his three interceptions ...

“I think each of them are different issues, but the first one was late and forced it, second one just held onto the ball too long and should have tried to throw it away earlier, and the third one was just a bad decision. So, they’re different issues and [I will] definitely look to correct them.”

Center Jon Halapio on the Giants’ four turnovers ...

“We’re a good team. We just can’t afford to have that many turnovers versus a great team. We need to just go in there and correct the mistakes, and work on ball security.”