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London Fletcher Media Session

On winning by a small margin:

"In the National Football League, throughout the course of the season there are a lot of games that are won or lost by three points or less. It just so happens that a lot of our victories and even one of our losses have been very close games, and right now that's just the way that we've been doing it. We would love to have comfortable leads in the fourth quarter, but it hasn't gone that way. As long as we win it, we'll take it however we can get it. After the game is over, you're drained emotionally but you're excited that you won. There's still a sense of excitement (the next day)."

On the benefits of playing in close games:

"You would think that it would help you to be in some battles and to be battle-tested, but you can't really concern yourself with that. We know better than anybody in the league that you have to play 60 minutes. The Philadelphia game is a prime example: we were down 14 to nothing at the half and we methodically stuck with our game plan and we ended up winning the ballgame. You just need to play for 60 minutes, play focused and finish."

On what goal line stands do for the defense:

"It does a lot for the team morale and the defensive confidence. Those goal line plays were actually fun. It's an amazing rush, especially when you stop them. It builds a tremendous amount of confidence for you. I know (defensive coordinator) Coach Blache loves that part of the game. Obviously we don't want to allow teams to get into a goal line situation, but if we can keep them from scoring or make them kick field goals and things like that, those are huge momentum swings."

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