RE: Defensive play today
We did alright in the first half, and not good in the second half. We just got to put it together in all phases of team. I didn't get to check out special teams because we were making adjustments, but we just got to stay consistent. There is no reason to give up 13 points after not giving up any in the first two quarters. We got to get back to work, and get ready for next week.
RE: Short yardage defensive
We got some tough guys that like to hit and make plays. That's what short yardage comes down to. We did a good job of controlling their ground game in the first half, but they were able to make some key plays later in the game.
RE: How likely not getting the 1st round bye in the playoffs affects the team
We are really not thinking about the playoffs yet. We know that we are in the playoffs, but we still have two more games to play. So that is what we will concentrate on as we move on to next week.
RE: Carolina's play
They were not doing very many seven step drops, so our front four wasn't able to get very much pressure on the quarterback. We were covering them pretty well, and then sometimes they were just slipping past us. They had some good route combinations for some things we were doing. You got to give them credit, and they made some big plays. They took what was there. We just got to finish.