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Week 15 Postgame Quotes: Saints Players

Postgame reactions from the Saints players after defeating the New York Jets, 31-19.

Running back Mark Ingram II

On going over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons:
"It truly is a blessing. God is good. It was something that I always wanted to do. I just have to thank the Lord for this opportunity and putting me on this platform. I need to thank my teammates, my coaches and anyone who's ever blocked for me. There's a lot of hands that go into having two seasons like that."

On the game:
"We were a little sloppy. We had some turnovers. There is room to build. We will look at this film and get better from it. We have to get ready for next week."

On the opening drive screen pass play where it was ruled that he was pushed out of bounds at the Jets ten-yard line:
"I thought I scored. When they showed it up there, I knew it was close. They called it out. I thought I got in. It was a great (play) call. They brought some safety pressure and I bluffed it. Mike Thomas made the run happen on the end with his block. I just tried to get in there at all costs."

Running back Alvin Kamara

On being back on the field:
"It is what it is. It's football. I got back in there this week and did what I had to do. It felt good to be back in there. I felt good. It was back to the regularly scheduled program."

On having a 1,000 yard back in his teammate Mark Ingram:
"There's a lot of work that goes into it. It's a reward for the work that has been put in. We just have to keep going. We have a thousand, but now we want another thousand and another thousand and another thousand. I'm proud of Mark (Ingram) for having being able to do that in back-to-back years. It's a group effort including the linemen, receivers and everyone. It's great to have."

Wide receiver Michael Thomas

On trust on the 50-50 balls:
"I love it."

On the two reversed touchdowns:
"I'm trying to get out of here is fast as I can to forget about it. I am ready to move on to Atlanta. You want to score and put points up on the board."

Defensive end Cameron Jordan

On the defense today:
"We came out here to get a win. It was definitely a sloppy game. We have to improve on defense. When you talk about the defensive effort given, we only had one sack, but we harassed the quarterback a little bit. We had (Bryce Petty) coming in with a talented arm. We knew he was a runner a little bit. It was on us to contain him."

On holding the Jets to field goals after offensive turnovers:
"If you looking at perfection, then we are looking for a turnover as well to prevent those points from being put up. It's something that we have to do as a defense and something that we take as a challenge. Every game we try to be the best defense on the field. I think we did that tonight, but it was a sloppy game. We have a lot to clean up."

Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins

On the play of the defense today overall:
"We had stretches where we played like we wanted to play, but overall it was not to our satisfaction. We allowed them to stay in the game too long. We did not neutralize their run game. We needed to make Bryce Petty to try to beat us. In the end, we got the win. That's all that matters in this league and you can feel good about yourself going into next week."

On if they were looking ahead to Atlanta today in this game:
"I do not think so. I think the Jets came out here and made some plays. That is what they get paid to do and that is what they came out here and did. At the end of the day, we need to be able to take away those explosive plays downfield and big yardage on run plays. We need to get them in second and long and third and long, so the percentages are in our favor."

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