DT Khalan Saunders

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Q: On playing against Titans' RB Derrick Henry.

SAUNDERS: "All you can do is try and limit the explosives. I think he had like two big ones there in the first half and we had came in – and actually one of them I think was personally on me so I wanted to step up and help my team but we had a couple of them break. And we came (in the locker room) at halftime and was like 'if we stop that', which as you can see when you do that it kind of limits it. So I was happy coming out (the) half to get them stops.

Q: What does the Malik Willis QB runs do to y'all? How did y'all get that under control in the second half?

SAUNDERS: "Yeah, that plays into what we want. We've got a lot of fast guys (and) we've got a lot of athletic guys running around. We're all for a chase game and so when you get him off his spot, it's harder for him to see downfield and that's what you want. I mean, yeah, he got a few good runs, a few good scrambles but at the end of the day that's what we want – is for him to run because if he's running, he can't throw it downfield."

Q: How good was it to get a stop at the end?

SAUNDERS: "Well, we were rolling. We were rolling on defense throughout the second half so I had no doubt that we were going to get a good stop out there in overtime. It feels good man. My coach, (Defensive Coordinator) Coach (Steve) Spags, always talks about – obviously, we know the identity of the Kansas City Chiefs, it's offense. We've got the best quarterback ever (Patrick Mahomes) and that's fine though – I love having that on offense but sometimes Spags wants us to go out and win the game on defense and I feel like that's what we did tonight for the first time. And it felt really good to go out and win the game on defense instead of just hoping and praying that Pat can get it done for us."

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