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RB Bryce Brown

On starting his first game since high school: "I thought I did well, definitely thought I could have done a little bit better. The two turnovers I had, I think cost us the game, so I'm not happy about that."

On having such a prolific performance, but on the flip-side, the team loses the game: "My performance doesn't matter to me at all. The important thing is us getting the win and that didn't happen tonight. Like I said, I think a lot of that had to do with my two turnovers. I think that really, really cost us."

On whether or not he felt he was capable of having the type of success against Carolina that he did tonight, based on watching the film leading up to the game: "No, not necessarily. All we really wanted to do was go in and do what we do best—we run our stuff, it's about us and we don't worry about the other team. We just do what we do to the best of our ability and just go out there and play ball."

On what head coach Andy Reid said to him after the first fumble: "It was simple, 'Just play ball. We still believe in you and we're going to come back to you. Just keep running hard, you're doing a great job.'—That really gave me more confidence and showed that he really believed in me and I appreciated that."

On how he thinks the fumbles happened: "It's little things. You get caught up in the moment. You're trying your hardest and trying to give it your all. You're just trying to fight for your team. Even when you're doing that, you have to remember that the little things count—protecting the ball is key."

On what it was like for him to reach the end zone not only once, but twice: "It obviously felt good and gave me a lot of confidence. Now I'm just excited and anxious to get back in the film room, go to practice and move forward. I'm looking forward to next week."

On what he wanted to do tonight in order to help take pressure off of rookie QB Nick Foles: "I just wanted to play our style of football. We knew we were going to run the ball coming into the game and I was prepared for it. The coaches told me we were going to run the ball to help Nick out, so I was up for the challenge. I anticipated it happening and it did."

WR Jeremy Maclin

On why he thinks the team lost tonight: "Turning the ball over, too many turnovers and not enough forced turnovers."

On getting off to a good start on offense and not being able to keep that consistency: "We were running the ball really well. I think that (RB) Bryce (Brown) ran the ball real well today. He has to take care of the ball, but he was gashing it in the running game. That's the type of game it was. We had to be patient and take advantage of what they were giving us. Obviously, we would like a few more opportunities down the field, but that is not how the game was being played."

On whether the plan was to run a lot tonight: "It was something we got in a rhythm and did well."

On why the team has not run the ball throughout the season with the same success they had tonight: "There are so many different things that go into a game plan like whether you are down early or whether you see something in the defense. It's all about the flow of the game."

On how the team was able to bounce back after being down 14-3: "We had to keep fighting. We say it every week and every day, but we just have to keep fighting."

On whether this is the most frustrating season he has ever been a part of: "This is something that I have never experienced before. Last year we were in the same position, but this season feels a little different."

On what goes through his mind when he sees how angry the fans are: "We can't really control that. Obviously, winning games controls that, but as far as what people's opinions are, they are entitled to them. As a football team and organization, we have to stay strong and stay together. We have to pull this thing together."

On whether he saw effort from the team today: "Yeah, I believe so. As far as I know, I don't see anyone who has quit on this team. We just have to be positive and keep fighting."

TE Brent Celek

On how demoralizing this loss was tonight: "This is mentally exhausting. I am sick about it. I hate losing and it doesn't get any easier. We just have to turn it around. Everyone has to step up and turn it around."

On having the worst record in the NFC: "I haven't thought about that. I am worried about winning one game at a time. We take it one game at a time. All we can worry about is Dallas for next week. I don't know what else to say. The way we are playing is horrible and we are causing our own problems. We can't do that in this league when there are a lot of good teams."

On what he does to stay positive: "I am going to be pissed the rest of tonight and probably be pissed tomorrow when I watch film. Wednesday you have to move on and get over it. We have to move to Dallas. We have to find things that we can do better and we have to correct them."

On what the team plays for now: "We play for pride. We have to play with heart. I am embarrassed of losing to be honest and to be a team that was considered a powerhouse in this league and now to have teams come here and laugh at us; that is embarrassing. I don't what to be a part of anything like that. I want to turn it around and win games. It just makes me sick."

On whether he thinks other teams are laughing at them: "Probably, I would be. Look at how we are playing. We are a talented football team and we play like this week in and week out. This is bad."

On whether he has ever been part of a season like this: "In high school, we had a horrible season, but we didn't have any talent. Here we have talent. We have the players, we just have to play."

On how he reacts to head coach Andy Reid continuing to take full responsibility for the team's record: "I have the upmost respect for Andy. I think he is one of the greatest coaches around. I think we, as players, need to step up and start doing our jobs. I feel bad for him, because he is in a horrible situation in a town that is critical, and rightly so. If I were a fan, I would be mad too. But, I don't see Andy as the problem, we are the problem. We are in positions to make plays and do things right and we are just not doing them."

On whether there is a common theme to these losses: "Yeah, there is something here and something there. This week it was turnovers. That killed us. Last week it was something else. It's just not consistent football. We are not playing good football. That is what it comes down to."

On whether too many players are accepting the team's losses: "It's hard to say that. I will never talk bad about my teammates. That is what is inside of them. All I can do is speak for myself and I know how this makes me feel. I can't stand this. I said this the past few weeks. This is what I do. This is my livelihood. I could be doing other things, but this is what I do and I want to succeed at it. I want to be the best in the league at it. I want to help my team win football games. It's all about winning a Super Bowl. I grew up at a young age wanting to win a Super Bowl and when you're in a situation like this, it pisses you off. I doubt we have a chance now and that is annoying. There is not many of us that can get to this level and when you get here, you have to give it all you have on every single play to win football games."

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