“Defensively, we obviously didn’t play well against Green Bay. We gave up too many points and that’s something that for whatever reason happened. We’re just happy and lucky enough to be in the situation that we are, going into the playoffs, and that that game really doesn’t matter anymore. Obviously, I looked at it – we’re on a short week and didn’t have a chance to look at it as a team – but obviously it was addressed.
“The most important thing now is what’s at hand. You’re wasting time if you’re dwelling on the previous game. Something that I’ve learned very quickly in this league is that you have to have a quick loss of memory with the good and the bad, because the next game is the most important game, especially in this situation going into the playoffs.
“We did what we were supposed to do this season. In my opinion, I always expected to be in the playoffs. When I first came out in the draft people told me we have some good pieces, but we were a few years away from being in the playoffs. I never believed that. I saw something different and we’ve continued to kind of rebel against that and prove that we’re a team to be reckoned with. With 10 wins, that’s a good start, it’s not the best start, but it’s a good start, and now it’s back to 0-0. It’s a new season and whoever goes undefeated is going to be considered the best. We want to be that undefeated team. There’s no question that our regular season helped us, but like I said, it really doesn’t matter now.
“The biggest thing I’ve noticed with the Saints, particularly their offense, is that they live off of big plays. When I was watching that game when we played against them in December, we obviously helped them to continue to have big plays with allowing drives to be sustained with penalties and things of that sort. The biggest thing that we need to do on the defensive side of the ball is make them prove that they can drive the ball on us and take us down all the way from 90, 80 yards and score, punch it in, not to just allow them to throw a 50-yard pass and then go from there to another 30-yard pass and a touchdown. You have to make them drive the ball, and really, third down is always a key thing. You need to put them in tough situations and make them prove that they can get out of those tough situations. As a defense, that’s what we always want to do, put them behind the eight ball and make big plays.
“It’s a great opportunity to go against them, they obviously have a lot of Pro Bowlers on their offensive line, so it’s always a great challenge. I’m excited to be able to play in that stadium, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and it’s going to be a fun opportunity.”
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