GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Overheard in the locker room after the Detroit Lions' 30-17 win over Green Bay on Monday Night Football to get to 4-4.
QB Matthew Stafford on getting back to .500: "Every game is huge, especially a division game on the road in a tough place to play like Lambeau. It was a game we were excited about, a Monday nighter. I'm just glad we came out and performed. It was a total team win. Our defense played great, our special teams was great as well. If we keep having performances like that together, we will give ourselves a good chance to win."
RB Ameer Abdullah on his first fumbles since his rookie year: "I’m just going to keep doing the same thing I do. I play running back, man. I get the ball a lot. It’s no excuse, but it happens. As long as it happens less times than more often."
Abdullah on Lions' 'Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots' celebration: "Did you like that? It was kind of spur of the moment. We were driving up. It was a long drive from Appleton to Green Bay. We were like, we’ve got to do something creative, these teams are outgunning us. [Eric] Ebron was like, ‘Yo, let’s act like we’re playing video games and whoever scores is going to win and make it cool.’ I think it was executed pretty good."
WR TJ Jones on sitting, watching the 'Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em' celebration: "Well, I was going to celebrate and I had no idea what was going on and then they went to go do 'Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em,' and I was like, 'Oh, they must have talked about that when I wasn't in that conversation. So I just kind of stood there wanting to celebrate, wanting to just be part of the aura and then just walked off."
Jones on statement win: "We definitely wanted to make a statement. We know how we've been playing. We know how close we've been to winning multiple games and we wanted to change it. We wanted to come in here and leave with a 'W' and hopefully set this as the new pace, the new feeling of the team and how we're going to go moving forward."
WR Golden Tate on his toe-drag sideline catch: "I kind of felt like I had my feet in, but I didn’t see it or anything. It just kind of happened so quickly that they would see it quicker than I would. I still don’t know. Was I in?"
Head coach Jim Caldwell on Glover Quin's fourth-down stop: "That was huge. That was, obviously, because that was kind of a pivotal point in the game. That play gave us the ball right around midfield. Now we gave it right back to them about 10 or 15 yards later, but nevertheless, it nullified a score for them and then I thought that was a really big play in the ballgame. And then we had three sacks defensively, so guys got around the ball a little bit. Came close on a couple others. Did a nice job of keeping a guy who can really run and can really hurt ya if he gets out there, he just didn’t break our back with a couple big runs like he’s capable of doing."
Cornerback Darius Slay on not facing Aaron Rodgers: "We just knew that [Brett Hundley] wouldn't be able to do the stuff that Aaron does at the line of scrimmage, so we just wanted to go out there and make it tough for him. He is a talented guy. He is an NFL quarterback for sure, but we just knew it would be tough for him to make all the checks like [Rodgers] does."
Linebacker Jarrad Davis on stopping the run: "Yeah, that was a huge part. They are playing with a backup quarterback, so we knew we had to come in here and take that away from him. Had to make him play with one arm tied around his back, you know, just doing that, he made some good plays, man. He's not too bad of a quarterback. We just knew that if we did what we needed to do coming in and executed the game plan, we were going to come out with a win."