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Game Vs. Giants: Quarterback Sam Bradford

On whether there are no ugly wins:

"That's right. I mean a win is a win; to beat that team by 20 points heretonight. Obviously we are taking things week by week and our goal for this week was to get out here with a win and that's what we did tonight. So very pleased with that result." 

On where the breakdowns are in terms of miscommunication on some throws:

"I am not really sure. I think a couple of them fall on me. A couple of them I just felt like were lacking some attention to detail; things that need to be cleaned up. The first half, I think we just had too many mistakes."

On the thought that it takes him getting hit hard to get going:

"Yeah, I don't know if that is always how it works, but if that's how it's going to be and if that's what it takes to get it going then that's what it's going to be."

On the first touchdown to WR Riley Cooper and what kind of a lift it gave the team:

"That was huge. Great concentration, great catch by [WR Riley] Cooper. I left that ball a little short and he did a good job staying with it and making that play. But I think for us to come out, and - I can't remember was that our second drive of the day - for us to be able to come out and put a touchdown up on the second drive is something that we haven't done. I don't know how many points we've scored in the first half but it seems that we have struggled. So I think to get that going, it was big for us."

On the first touchdown coming from under center on play action and how much different the offense is than last week:

"Yeah, I think you guys asked me about it earlier in the week, we had a pretty heavy tendency to run the football when we were under center. But obviously, there are a lot of things that we can do from under center, so I think that if we can get the play action going, it complements the run game. And they really both should help each other."

On the overall message Head Coach Chip Kelly had after the game:

"Our motto from I think Week 3 has just been take it one game at a time. And that is kind of what we have done. We've won our last two at home, we won three of our last four and that's really how we are handling the rest of the season. Next week, we have a big one against Carolina and that is really all that we are concerned with right now."

On how they were able to get RB DeMarco Murray going in the second half:

"I think our guys up front, they did a great job opening some holes for him. I think DeMarco ran really hard tonight, made some nice cuts. I thought he had good vision. And anytime that we can get him going, it just really seems to help our offense." 

On whether he was happy with how he played tonight:

"No, no. It's not even a question. It was just inconsistent, missing throws. There was some good, there was some bad. But I know for us to be where we want to be, I have to play much better."

On whether it was a step back after the past two games:

"I mean, if that's the way you want to look at it then yeah, it wasn't as good as the last two games. There's no doubt about it. But, like I said, I think everything that went wrong tonight is correctable. We will get in, look at the tape and see what corrections need to be made and try to get ready for next week."

On whether there is a common theme on the interceptions and turnovers and what he thinks the problem is with that:

"Yeah, I don't know. If I knew, I would stop throwing them. It is something that I never really had a problem with in my career. I have never thrown a lot of interceptions, so this is kind of new to me. But we're going to get it fixed. I am going to get it fixed. And hopefully we are going to eliminate that from our offense."

On whether he thinks it's a matter of trying too hard or trying to be too fine:

"I don't know. I think it's a combination of a lot of things. The first one was just a terrible throw. I missed it; [TE Zach] Ertz was open. And then the other two, the kid made a good play on one and I just wasn't on the same page with [WR Riley] Cooper on the other one."

On how vital the defense has been in creating momentum:

"Oh man, our defense was outstanding tonight. For those guys to play the way they did, especially after that first drive, I think all the credit goes to them. It seems like every time we needed a stop or a big play, they created a lot of turnovers tonight. That always gives us momentum, that always gives us juice. But they pretty much shut them down after that first drive. As an offense, when you know that your defense has your back like that, it gives you a lot of confidence."

On whether he felt the need to talk to the offense about capitalizing on the Giants mistakes, especially after the roughing the kicker penalty:

"Yeah, obviously. And that was a huge one. To get back on the field after that penalty and go down and score, that was big."

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