Detroit Lions Players Comment on Win Over Saints

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Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) pressures New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Ndamukong Suh

On what a win like this does for the team: “It was a great challenge that we had. We stepped up to the challenge and at the end of the day, we had to get the win and we got it.”

On what was said when the team was down late in the fourth quarter: “We understood that we put ourselves in a tough situation. Us as defensive guys had to make plays, get off the field, get the ball back to our offense. I never had a doubt that we were going to have the opportunity to make plays, get the ball back to our offense and they were going to know what to do.”

On the defense’s ability to collapse from the outside and create pressure on the quarterback late: “That’s our bread and butter. If we’re not going to get in there and create havoc, especially in a tough situation like that, then there’s no point in us being out on the football field. Us as a defensive line, we take that in our hands, put it on our shoulders and understand that we make sure we’re going back and making plays, putting them under pressure and giving them tough decisions. Don’t give them time and go from there.”