RB ALVIN KAMARA
(On the week of preparation and how they felt heading into the game…)
"It felt good. I think we had a good week of practice. We had a great plan. Like I said all week, Teddy (Bridgewater) is a leader, came in there and had composure, had poise and we got it done."
(On going the week without Brees and how that affected their preparation…)
"We knew that everybody had to step up. Guys really just had to step up and lead more. I think a leader like Drew, his presence is missed, but you have to step and fill those shoes."
(On the screen pass that he turned into a touchdown…)
"It was just set up perfectly. Perfect timing by Teddy, Larry (Warford) and Ram (Ramczyk) did what they had to do on the edge and Ted (Ginn Jr.) got a great block. I was able to get in there and broke a tackle. It's a big score before the half and getting the ball back, it was great to have that splash play."
(On how many diamonds are in his grill…)
"I don't know, but it's a lot."
(On if he can tell in practice throughout the week if they are poised for a big week…)
"Preparation is everything. We are honest with ourselves. Some days might not be as good as other days. We know what our standard is, so if it's below our standard, we address it. If it's above or meeting our standard then we know it's a good week. Like I said earlier this week, our preparation was locked in, focused to do what we had to do.