Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to talk about his injury, Aqib Talib threatens the Titans receiver that did one of his teammates dirty, and Josh Norman is locked in on next week's matchup with the Panthers. All that and more as we recap some of the best quotes from Sunday's Week 14 NFL action.
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T.Y. Hilton calls out his teammates
He said:“We laid down. It’s simple. Guys didn’t make plays that were supposed to make plays.”
We say: The Colts stumbled at home against the Texans, and with the Titans securing a victory as well, Indianapolis is on the outside looking in as far as the division title goes in the AFC South.
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Jay Gruden was conflicted over his team's game-winning score
He said:"I think I was glad he scored, but I think that in hindsight, it would've have been the smartest thing to do to take a knee.
We say: The Redskins scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:53 left, which gave the Eagles plenty of time to orchestrate a drive of their own in response. Washington held on, but it made for a dicey last couple of minutes.
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Adam Jones doesn't think much of Terrelle Pryor
He said: "Garbage," repeatedly, when Terrelle Pryor's name came up during the postgame press conference.
We say: Jones went in on Pryor pretty severely, which seemed unnecessary after the Bengals won 23-10 to send the Browns to 0-13 on the season.
Aqib Talib physically threatens Titans WR Harry Douglas
He said:"He got the same agent as me, so when I see his a-- in Atlanta I'ma beat his a--."
We say:A low block from Titans WR Harry Douglas to Denver's Chris Harris Jr. may have been legal, but it felt like a dirty play. Talib certainly thought so.
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Josh Norman is already focused on next week's matchup with the Panthers
He said: "I'm already there. This will be a fun week. They know what time it is.”
We say: Carolina released Norman during the offseason after refusing to meet his contract demands. Next week will be Norman's first on-field chance to show the Panthers what they've been missing -- as if their 5-8 record wasn't already a strong enough indicator of that.
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Adam Gase fears the worst
He said: Ryan Tannehill's knee injury "doesn't look good," and that the team fears its starting quarterback suffered a torn ACL.
We say: Tannehill in tears on the sidelines certainly seemed to confirm the seriousness of the injury, but Miami managed to hold on and get a last-second win over the Cardinals to improve to 8-5 nonetheless.
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Rex Ryan thinks he should keep his job
He said:"What do you think I'm going to say? You're dang right I do. It hasn't gone exactly the way I wanted it to go, that's obvious. But we have three games left and we'll try to win every one of them."
We say: Reports surfaced that Ryan could be fired as early as this week, and the lackluster showing by the Bills in Sunday's home loss to the Steelers didn't do him any favors.
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Philip Rivers tried to do too much
He said:"There were times I tried to do too much today. That hasn't been the case in the past couple of games. I know better than that. At the same time, I don't want to stand back there and throw balls away and lose 35-3. It felt like that was the way it was going. That's no excuse to make bad mistakes and bad turnovers, but those were just decisions I made today."
We say: The Chargers turned the ball over five times in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, all of which were directly attributed to Rivers -- three on interceptions, two on lost fumbles while being sacked.
Browns rookie LB Emmanuel Ogbah makes a bold prediction
He said: "We're not going 0-16. We're going to keep fighting to the very end. We still have three more games left."
We say: The Browns blew their last best chance for a win in Sunday's home loss to the Bengals. Cleveland finishes the season with games at Buffalo, vs. the Chargers, and at Pittsburgh. On second thought, maybe that game against San Diego ... nah.
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Aaron Rodgers wants to talk about the win, not the injury
He said:"That's football. You deal with injuries, you know. I'd like to talk about the win, you're talking about my injuries. I'm not missing games, so ... we've won three in a row."
We say: Rodgers was noticeably hobbled during Green Bay's win over the Seahawks with what was later revealed to be a calf injury, but the Packers' star QB insists that he won't miss time as he continues to try to drag his team to the playoffs.