(On his fine performance today…) "No matter how many catches you have—or don't have, I guess—there's always something to learn from the game. That's why we watch film every week."
(On whether he's had more success than he expected at the beginning of the season…) "Honestly, I didn't know what to expect. No matter what happened, it would've been a surprise, and in some ways, a shock to me."
(On how it feels to have the most catches for a tight end in a season…) "It's just kind of a function of our situation. Obviously, when you have so many receivers hurt, and I was the only guy that's stayed healthy for quite a while on the receiving corps, the numbers are going to happen."
(On how it feels to see Deion Branch make great plays today…) "It's great for the team. It's great for the offense. That gives us more confidence, I think, to know that we have that big play ability as an offense. Unfortunately, we just didn't quite do it."
(On whether people were saying anything to Branch in the huddle after his big reception…) "We were all pretty excited. There were some big blocks on the play, and he made some great moves, and it was something that we haven't seen much of this year. It's great to have him back and have him healthy."