Patriots coach Bill Belichick on getting over Thursday’s 42-27 loss to the Chiefs: “Every long week has a short week and every short week has a long week, so in the end, it all evens out. We just try to do the best we can with each day, but we have a lot of work to do.”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera on rookie running back Christian McCaffrey, who had 85 yards from scrimmage on 18 touches in a 23-3 win over the 49ers: “He’s like a new toy at Christmas, but you don’t want to use him too much and wear out the batteries.”
Saints coach Sean Payton on a sideline exchange with Adrian Peterson during a loss to the running back’s former team, the Vikings: “We weren’t in any heated exchange. No. Listen, I’d tell you if we were in a heated exchange, so why don’t you ask him? He was into it, we were all into it, there was none that I can recall. And I’m being honest.”
Peterson when asked about the exchange: “Let’s be clear … I said we need to run the ball up their donkey. Nothing more. I’m passionate but respect my coach at the same time.”
Buffalo squandered two scoring opportunities in the first half. Taylor’s pass to Clay in the end zone glanced off the tight end’s hands and was intercepted by Juston Burris. The cornerback returned it 48 yards, and went down when he bumped into his teammate. Burris then fumbled, but was ruled down by Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China contact, as he had a knee down when hit from behind by Bills Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys center Eric Wood.
The Jets converted 4 of 14 third-down chances and managed 11 first downs — and just four in the first half.