Who Said That? Player Quotes Following Buffalo’s 34-31 Victory Over New England

“It’s time for those past Buffalo Bill memories to fade away.  This is a new era, a new day. … Everybody outside of this room is calling this an upset, but in this locker room, this is what we expected.” – Bills CB Drayton Florence

“There’s such a great connection between this franchise and this community.  We’re a blue-collar team in a blue-collar city. These fans have been with us through the ups and downs. They come out and support us even when we aren’t winning. … I’m just happy they’re able to go to work on a Monday for a third consecutive week [with a win].”  –Bills S George Wilson

I’ll tell you what…I would have just ran up that tunnel and kept on running if I missed.” – Bills K Rian Lindell

“This can be one of the best teams. It just depends on how we continue to grow.  It’s too early to talk about we’re going to the Super Bowl or this and that. We still got some growth to do. But I think we’re playing [well]. If the offense keeps putting up 30 points, there’s no way we should lose, ever.”  – Bills LB Nick Barnett

 “We know we just took a huge monkey off our backs.  But right now the most important thing coming out of that locker room is we’re 1-0 in the division.”RB Fred Jackson

“That guy just continues to amaze you, doesn’t he?  He’s a gamer. He’s a football player. He’s what we need. After two interceptions in the first half, he doesn’t get rattled, comes back, slings it. The coaches have confidence in him to make plays.”  – WR David Nelson (on QB Ryan Fitzpatrick)

 ”It’s the biggest win of my career. I can’t think of any bigger. “To beat these guys at home, in front of our fans, with the way they’re behind us despite being down early, it’s huge. I’ll never forget it.”LB Chris Kelsay

“We played a good football team and made too many mistakes.  It’s never easy. … We had too many turnovers, too many penalties that allowed them to get some easy plays. … I just wish we would have made a few less mistakes.”Patriots QB Tom Brady

“It was awesome to run up the tunnel, looking up at the fans.  Ruben Brown was in the tunnel. I played with Ruben the first time that we beat them my rookie year [in 2003] and the last time we beat them until today. … I went up to Chan and Buddy [Nix] after the game and said, ‘I’m not one to ask for much, but your 24-hour rule [on celebrating wins]? I might ask for a couple more hours to enjoy this one — 26, 28 hours — because it’s been a long time.” – Kelsay

“It doesn’t mean anything.  I mean, we’ve shown we can beat the Patriots now. It’s the third game of the year. You don’t win a championship by being 3-0. You don’t earn the respect around the league by winning three games. We’re just working to be 4-0. This doesn’t mean we’re in the playoffs right now. We haven’t even gotten through the first quarter of the season. We’ve got more games to go.” – Wilson

“I told you a long time ago, nobody knows the heart of the men in this locker room but the guys in here. Nobody. We expected to win today, we really did. We didn’t come in wishing and hoping to win. We’ve been in this situation before. We were in this situation a week ago. We’ve been here before. We know how to do it. We know how to dig ourselves out.”Wilson

“The resolve of this team is unbelievable.  You’ve got a lot of young guys on this team, but it was amazing the way they handled the situation. Chan addressed the team before we took the field in the second half and said, ‘Hey, we’ve been in worse shape than this before.’ And, we believed. Our fans stuck behind us.”Kelsay

“Keep playing….There’s ups and downs in this game and that’s what I told them all week.  There’s ups and downs.  Just handle the ups and downs,  just keep playing and good things will happen to you….and our guys keep playing.  You gotta give ‘em their due in the character department now.”  – head coach Chan Gailey

“I think it feels good, too.  I know, again…there were probably very few believers in us going into this game especially when we spotted them the points early.  Anybody that believes in us was probably on the edge, and we had so much belief.  We came back and scored the 10 points before half, and then….obviously the turnovers, the big plays by everybody.  It was great.”  – QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

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