How Did The New England Patriots React To Win Over Redskins?

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Nov 8, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Redskins 27-10. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

LeGarrette Blount

(On the work of the offensive line)
“They’re doing an amazing job. They’ve’ done everything you usually do to make sure the offense is still working properly and making sure everything goes well. Making sure that we’re able to stay balanced and do everything to win the game. We’ve had some guys go down. We’ve had some guys step up. That’s part of how we prepare.”

(On the injury to Dion Lewis and the play of Brandon Bolden)
“It’s unfortunate. Dion is probably one of my closest friends on the team. Obviously he’s one of my guys. You just hope for the best. Brandon is a great athlete. He can run it. He can catch it. He does all our [special] team stuff and he steps in whenever it’s his time.”

(On stepping up for the team)
“Whenever my number is called, I just have to go out there and perform. Do what I have to do. I prepare well every day. I make sure I’m ready whenever they need me to go out there and do what I have to do. It’s just the nature of this organization. We have to have guys step up every day. Every week. We have guys in their playbooks, making sure that when their number is called, they’re going to be able to go out there and execute. We’ve got Dion that went down and then we have Brandon [Bolden] step up. We’ve had offensive linemen go down and we’ve had [Bryan] Stork step up. We’ve had a lot of guys shuffling in and out of the gameplan, but like you said, we didn’t miss a beat because that’s how we prepare around here.”

Brandon Bolden

(On his touchdown catch)
“It was pretty good coverage at the beginning. Just ‘see ball, get ball,’ and ended up in the back of the endzone. It was a great throw by Tom [Brady] and just had to have some concentration and try and catch it. I wasn’t going to let anyone else catch it. It was just a ball in the air, and if he does try and make a play, I just have to turn into the defender, if he does then I have to come down with it. That was the only option.”

(On stepping up for the team)
“You put us anywhere, in any situation, we’ll figure out a way to come out. And it starts from the top with Bill [Belichick]. Bill prepares everybody for any and everything. I want to say, that’s what you saw out there today. Anything can happen. A lot of stuff happened out there, but everybody was ready. Everybody was waiting, and if your name got called, you had to step up and do what you had to do. Proud of everyone doing what they had to do.”

Alan Branch

(On the play of the defense)
“I think we had a good showing. They kind of started moving the ball a little bit at the end. At end of the first half and at the end of the game. Other than that, we did pretty well holding them down to not that many yards. Especially in the running game, we did really well.”

(On the strength of the defense all season)
“We’ve stressed that from day one. We just haven’t been able to get the productivity of our hard work during practice, but the last four games we’ve been doing pretty well.”

(On if giving up the late touchdown was a huge problem)
“Yeah, but no. You know, you don’t want them to get it, but we won. It’s hard to not have any team score a touchdown in the league in any game, however you play. We know that to keep a team from scoring is pretty impressive.”

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