Patriots chatter from locker room


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A sampling of reaction from the Patriots' locker room:

Cornerback Kyle Arrington (on his 36-yard interception return for a score): "First career pick, that close to the end zone, I just said I'm going to let my feet do the rest. I just tried to keep them alive and keep them moving, and fortunately I got in there."

Outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain (on his game-ending sack): "This is what we're paid to do. You've got to dig deep in these type of games. When it comes down to it, somebody has to make a play. I just happened to be that guy today."

Linebacker Dane Fletcher (on his sack on the Packers' final drive): "It looked like a protection where the tackle went down on the end and the guard fanned out towards me. I got a good jump on the ball and it worked in my favor. ... I played d-end in college, so I saw it and took it. I felt like I was used to it in college in a way, so your eyes get wide open when you see it, you get excited. And don't miss."

Safety James Sanders (on the defense): "A lot of guys were trying to do too much and we weren't playing fundamental defense. They made us pay for it early. I've been in this game long enough that you realize every game is not going to be easy. You just have to pull it out at the end and that's what we did tonight. We dug ourselves a hole that we had to get out of and we did that in the fourth quarter."

Left tackle Matt Light (on the offense): "We kept putting ourselves in long-yardage situations and a team like that, which strives on staying ahead of you and being able to mix up pressures, [that's tough]. The last couple of weeks things have gone really good for us, we have got off to a great start and a great rhythm. This week it didn't happen that way, we didn't pick up some of the things we should have. The defense was out there a long time -- [the Packers] controlled the clock, they played a tough, physical game. It was a great team victory."

Tight end Aaron Hernandez (on the offense generating a rhythm when it had the ball for just 19:12): "We've got Tom Brady. He is going to find a way to get the offense going and we just need to follow his lead."

Linebacker Jerod Mayo (on the win): "Any time you face adversity, you build character. I think this game built a lot of character for this team."