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Post-game quotebook: What the Giants were saying after upsetting Seahawks

Giants react after fourth straight victory

New York Giants v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

What were the New York Giants saying after defeating the Seattle Seahawks, 17-12, on Sunday? Let’s find out.

Colt McCoy on his play ...

McCoy completed 13 of 22 passes for 105 yards.

“I am just so proud to be part of this team,” McCoy said. “We had zero points at halftime and the defense was playing lights-out and we rallied together and they helped me out, they calmed me down. I felt like I played a little better as the game went on. I was seeing a lot of things early. They pressured a lot and I wasn’t confused on a whole lot of looks, I just was kind of seeing it too quick. I just needed to calm down, take a breath and once we started to run the football, I felt a lot better.”

Leonard Williams on the defense ...

Williams had 2.5 of the Giants’ 5 sacks. They also hit Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson 10 times and, per Pro Football Focus, has 23 total pressures.

“I think schematically we did a good job making (Wilson) feel pressure and making him uncomfortable,” Williams said. “He felt like he had a guy on his side and had to hold the ball. I felt like we were coming at him from a lot of angles and it made him a little bit confused sometimes. Overall, he’s the head of the offense being the quarterback and making him uncomfortable is what we needed to do. I think we did a good job of that.”

Williams on the Giants’ turnaround ...

The Giants have won four straight games and five of seven since starting the season 0-5.

“This has been a fun season,” defensive lineman Leonard Williams said. “I think the beginning of the season is when the team and the guys and the coaches proved to each other what type of team we really have. It’s easier to be happy and see the good things when you are winning, but I feel like we all see the good things in each other and what we have, even when we were losing. That just helped continue to build our confidence in each other and build on what we have working here. Eventually, it turns into a snowball and it keeps building up. I feel like we have a real culture here now and I love the way this team is going.”

Wayne Gallman on the second half

The Giants were shut out in the first half and ran for only 33 yards. They finished with 17 points and 190 rushing yards.

“One thing that changed is we knew we needed to come out and hit them first. Really, that was it. We knew we couldn’t play around anymore. Just being short with ourselves, really just believing in ourselves going into that second half. Really just executing. That was our biggest thing,” Gallman said.

Alfred Morris on his opportunity with the Giants ...

“I’m going to be honest, most days I didn’t doubt, but there was a couple days I doubted like, ‘Man, why am I training, why am I doing this? It looks bleak…’ but I was always reminded why I kept going and an opportunity presented itself so I am super thankful. It’s been a while since I got into the end zone, so that felt really good today to get in there not once, but twice. Shout out to Wayne (Gallman Jr.) for setting both of those up!”