How Did The New England Patriots React To Beating The Bills?

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Nov 23, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back James White (28) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills as New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) celebrates during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon LaFell

(On the difficulty of getting into an offensive rhythm tonight) 
“They [the Bills] played a really good game on defense. We couldn’t convert on third downs, they put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. They were just sending more guys than we could handle. They played lights out on third down; I think we converted like three-out-of-12 third downs. We could never stay out on the field and get into a rhythm and I get into some up-tempo plays because they kept stopping us.”

(On winning despite the injuries and a tough defensive effort by the Bills)
“We are going to do anything it takes to win the game. Whether we have to run the ball or throw the ball. Their [the Bills] game plan was very different from what it was the last time; they didn’t let us go out there and throw it 50 times like last time. We had to go with a different game plan, but we had a lot of guys step up and make plays, even plays that got called back like Chris Harper’s [reception]. That was a big catch on third down. A lot of guys, next guy up, continue to make plays. Every game we play from here on out is not going to be easy.”

(On what was going through his mind when he saw Danny Amendola injured) 
“I was just hoping it was something he could shake off and get back on the field, but it wasn’t. Hopefully he will be OK in the next couple of days because we are going to need him the rest of this year, especially with Jules [Julian Edelman] out.”

(On seeing Chris Harper step up tonight) 
“He does it every day against our defense, so it’s no surprise to me that he goes out there and makes plays like that. I wish they wouldn’t have called his [reception] back though. That was a nice play.”

Devin McCourty

(On the defensive effort)
“We know it’s always going to be tough playing a division game. They [Buffalo] have got a good defense, so we have to step up and play well. Our job is to get off the field and obviously we want some turnovers. [Brandon] King and [Jonathan] Freeny’s play was big on the punt, so we’ve got to keep playing tough like that.”

(On his pass-breakup in the end zone) 
“They say I’m kind of fast on the team, so when the ball’s in the air, I just try to get there. Whenever a guy like that [Bills RB LeSean McCoy) is outside of the backfield, you’ve got to have a high awareness. They were trying to get him the ball, so I ran and tried to make a play. I think they ran a play just for him to get him open, so it was a big play before the half because it kept points off the board. It ended up being big for us.”

(On winning despite injuries piling up)
“It’s next man up. I feel like year after year in the game of football tough injuries happen, but guys [on our team] step up and play well. Obviously we hope guys don’t go down and guys that are down we hope can get healthy and get back as soon as possible, but guys stepped up and were ready to go. I think we have a team of competitive guys who all want to play.”

(On limiting the Bills running game)
“That’s always the number one goal – stop the run. If teams run, everything’s open from that standpoint, so stopping the run is first and foremost. It was a total team effort. [Patrick] Chung had some big plays out there and Tavon [Wilson] played really well today so we’ve got to try to keep it rolling.”

Jabaal Sheard

(On how important it was to keep Bills QB Tyrod Taylor from running) 
“That’s very important. Everybody’s got a job and that was our job, to keep him contained. He’s a great player, very athletic, very slippery. He made his plays.”

(On how it feels to still be undefeated in the division)
“It’s important just to win the game. We had a game plan and went out there and won the game and now we’re moving on.”

(On the defense picking the team up)
“We’ve just got to do our job, focus on our keys, stay disciplined, stay in the rushing lanes, whatever coach asks us to do and do our job.”

James White

(On the play that resulted in his first touchdown) 
“[I was] in one-on-one coverage with a safety. [The Bills] blitzed, Tom [Brady] threw it to me quick and I just stiff-armed a guy and got into the end zone.”

(On how it felt to score his first touchdown)
“It felt good. Anything I can do to help this team win I’m going to try and do it and it felt good to put some points on the board.”

(On the mood of the offense throughout the game) 
“We knew it was going to be a four-quarter game. We knew it was going to be a tough game. We didn’t play that great as an offense, we know we have to play better. We know we have a short week this week and have to get ready for the [Denver] Broncos. We have to improve.”

(On the team’s injuries adding to the challenges to move the ball on offense) 
“Guys are going to go down, so people have to be ready, whatever the situation is. It’s unfortunate, but that’s just how it goes in this league sometimes. People just have to step up.”

(On scoring two touchdowns tonight)
“It felt good. Like I said, guys went down, people had to step up and I just want to be one of those guys.”

(On if scoring his first career touchdowns builds his confidence in the offense)
“I’m just playing confident regardless whatever the situation is. I want to be a confident football player, whether it’s catching the ball, running the ball or blocking. Whatever I can to do to help this team.”

(On if this is the kind of performance he’s been waiting for)
“I wouldn’t say that. When the ball is in my hands I’m going to try and make a play and if I have to block I’m going to try and do that. Whatever happens happens.”