Have you ever been involved in a game, as crazy as this one today?
Every game is its own battle, its own thing. It reminded me a lot of how it was when I was in San Fran with Seattle. Those game would go back and forth. Same thing when playing against the Rams. Whenever you play a divisional opponent, it's different. I didn't really understand that the first time we played them, because I didn't have a lot of familiarity with the Colts. But after that first game, and how it felt, this second time around, I felt the same way I did with those rivals back in San Francisco. So, I expected it to be like this, and obviously want to win, and that's what we all expected, so this sucks.
The team kept overcoming so much and fighting. How disappointing is it to not come out on top?
It's as disappointing as you can think. It's tough. Everything that could happen, happened. From fumbles, interceptions turning into forced fumbles, to offense keeping the ball, two blocked punts, to two-point conversions intercepted back for two points. It was everything possible. I think every rule and every play that could possibly happen in the NFL happened today. It just sucks that we didn't come out on top. We've got to pick each other up. We have got to keep fighting and believe in the guys in here. We believe in each other. We just have to continue to do that and stick together.
On that final game-winning drive, you guys were keeping them out of the end zone most of the day. How tough was that to give up the touchdown in overtime?
The same, it was tough as you can see it. It just like sucks because no one play wins you or loses you the game. But as you get to those crucial moments, you can sit there and try to highlight one thing or one play. So, it's tough. Those are guys that— Sean's (Murphy-Bunting) has been great for us all year. Same thing T.A. (Tre Avery), doing a good job coming in. It's tough. Like I said, that one play doesn't define those guys and this one game can't define us. You got to get back to work and keep going. We got a couple of hours to think about it and got to move forward.
Again, what do you what do you see on down the road, after a game like that, with it just so physically and mentally taxing?
I think it's the National Football League. You can't let one loss beat you twice. And we play again on Monday night. This one stings and probably stings a little more. Good thing we've got one more extra day to feel it out. Got to get ready and go back to work because nobody's going to feel sorry for you. The next team's not going to be like, 'Oh well, they've got some guys hurt. They had a tough game.' They'll come in and try to beat us the way this team did. So we've got to get back to work and keep fighting for each other.