How Did The New England Patriots’ React To Their Win Over San Diego?

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Dec 7, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner (39) breaks up a pass to San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) during third quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Browner

Take us through the play when you were flagged for hitting Chargers tight end Ladarius Green:
“We were in thirds. My guy set short so it gave me time to check for the crosser coming over. I happen to get there at the same time the ball got there.”

On Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins play:
“He (plays hard) every week. He’s one of the most underrated players on this football team. He’s fast, and athletic. He can get out there and cover the good tight ends. He’s awesome.”

Darrelle Revis

Is that one of your better performances tonight?
“No. I’ll rank them when I’m retired. I don’t take all the credit. Our defensive line did a great job with the pass rush. We were on Philip Rivers the whole game. It was great.”

On spending the week in San Diego:
“Like I told you guys earlier this week this is my first time doing this. Coming out here for a week and trying to prepare. I think Bill Belichick knows what he’s doing, having us come out here. He’s been the head coach for a long time. I think it was team bonding. This whole week guys were hanging out with each other, and that’s what you need. Team unity. Especially coming off that loss to Green Bay.”

On Bill Belichick teaching his defensive backs to play aggressively:
“You have to go out there and play. The game is so fast and you’re trying to make a play to turnover the ball. Making a play in the NFL is key. That’s what we pride ourselves on. The hit on Ladarius Green could have gone either way. The referees make the calls. It could have been a turning point for either team. We just try to play aggressive and physical. Brandon Browner made a good play, but it didn’t go our way. But at the same time we aren’t going to let that phase us as a defense. We are going to continue to play aggressive.”

Devin McCourty

On giving the Chargers offense havoc:
“You have to get on their got-to guys. Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates have been big for them. If you come in and let them have big games you probably won’t win. We understood that as a group. Darrelle Revis stepped up. We had different guys on Antonio Gates at different times playing well.”