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Vikings 28, Giants 10: What the Giants were saying

Pat Shurmur, players react to loss

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What were the New York Giants saying after Sunday’s 28-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings? Let’s go inside the locker room and find out.

Pat Shurmur on whether he was encouraged by the Giants at least getting scoring opportunities against a good defense ...

“No, I’m not encouraged or discouraged by that. When you get down there, you have to score. If we play these guys again, there’s a handful of things I might do differently. It’s not going to change my sleep pattern knowing that we played against a good defense. That’s a b—-shit mentality. We’re out there to win games, regardless of how good the team is.

Nate Solder on his struggles ...

The left tackle had a rough outing two weeks ago against Shaq Barrett of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and again Sunday as Everson Griffen had a sack and a quarterback hit and constantly harassed Daniel Jones.

You know what? I haven’t been playing this whole season very well. I felt like myself today at times, which I was happy about. So, I think that we have to build off of that and continue to improve.

“ ... none of it has been good enough. It all falls on each individual’s shoulders, and I’m the first on that list. I have to run block better. I have to pass block better. I have to communicate better. I have to do all of the things that I need to do to be the best player that I can be.”

Evan Engram on remaining positive ...

‘We just have to stay the course. Like I said, there’s nothing to be discouraged about. There were plays that could have been made. There were a lot of 50-50 balls that we have to make. We make those plays, then it’s a different ballgame. So there’s nothing to really get discouraged about. We’re fine.

“ ... There’s no worry. There’s no doubt. We put the work in. We believe in each other. There’s no doubt in our minds that we can go up there (New England) and compete with this team and go get a win.”

Daniel Jones on the Minnesota defense ...

“They are a good defense and they deserve credit. Like I said, I think we created enough opportunities for ourselves to win. Maybe there wasn’t as much space at times, but I think that’s going to happen any game, and as long as you are creating opportunities, you need to be able to convert those. We didn’t do that, I didn’t do that, that’s why we lost.”

Sterling Shepard on the fourth-down play he couldn’t make in the end zone ...

“For me, I feel like I should come up with that. It’s a tough catch, but I feel like I can make tough catches. Myself personally, I feel like I need to come up with those.”

Jabrill Peppers on the performance of the defense ...

“They have a lot of guys out there who can be impact players. It just took them a while to get going, but we gave those guys every inch of respect that you can. [Adam] Thielen and [Stefon] Diggs, you would be a fool not to acknowledge those guys. Dalvin [Cook] is one of the best running backs in the league, but those guys can still play a little bit, but we can’t make it easy on them. We have to challenge at the point of attack, challenge every catch and make open-field tackles. That’s really what it all comes down to; those guys are great players, they can play, too, but we need to catch tackles and eliminate he Y.A.C. [Yards-After-Catch] and I think we definitely would’ve come out with a different outcome.

“We were just missing tackles and had bad eyes, man. I feel as though we didn’t play as clean of a game as we should have.”