We ended the regular season strong, and defensively, we played our style of football Sunday. We knew exactly where we were and that we had a chance to be the #1 scoring defense again this year. We don't get that done without all the other guys on D, it’s a testament to how hard everyone on this team works.
This team has the heart of a champion. As a football team, you have your peaks and valleys; a champion overcomes those valleys. People thought we had the Super Bowl hangover, and that all was lost after how our record looked earlier in the year, but we came back and we worked hard. We played this week without half of our starting O-line, without Marshawn, without our All-Pro SS.
This team stayed the course. We don’t let the week before carry over from the last. Each week is a new week. We are playing exactly how we want to. This week was a reminder of how we should be playing each week. We never lost faith, we never stopped grinding, and we are going to continue fighting. This is an important week as we prepare for a Vikings team that only lost twice this year at home. One of those losses came to us, so I know they’ll be looking to get one back on us.