Locker Room Sound Bites: Jets-Patriots

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Sound bites from the Jets' and Patriots' MetLife Stadium locker room after the Jets' thrilling 26-20 overtime victory:

Head coach Todd Bowles on if beating the Patriots feels different than the other wins this season and during the current five-game winning streak...

"It doesn't feel any different. We've been in survival mode the last few weeks, so just beating them because they're the king of the hill gives us just one victory. We still have to go to Buffalo next week and win. But it feels good to win a tough, gritty game against a good football team."

Brandon Marshall on having 100 receptions for an NFL-record sixth time in his career...

"You guys talked about the combination between Deck and me and all the records we were breaking. That's what means the most is when you do it together with your teammates. But I've got to say that is special, being the only guy to do that."

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick on the game-winning overtime TD pass to Eric Decker...

"The one to Deck was just a great route by Eric. He did a tremendous job today of staying patient. I missed him on a few throws and he didn't have a lot of balls come his way, but then he makes the biggest catch of the night. He's obviously a true professional, the way he approaches it, and a great team player as well."

Decker on doing his own take on the Lambeau Leap to celebrate his winning catch with the fans in the corner of the East end zone...

"It's a beautiful thing. Those are the moments you cherish and remember. It's never really the stats you remember, it's those moments with your teammates in the locker room, the excitement. The way we've been playing the game the past five weeks is what it's all about."

Patriots CB Malcolm Butler on if he's beating himself up for giving up the touchdown to Decker to win the game...

"Most definitely. That's in my corner. Yeah, you're absolutely right. ... Anybody would, not just me."

Bowles on the decision by Bill Belichick after winning the overtime coin toss to kick off...

"You're always happy to get it first and try to score. ... I've seen some coaches do that. You have to ask them. I wasn't surprised, though. I've seen it before."

Fitzpatrick on the coin toss call...

"Nothing surprises you about the Patriots and strategy and what they think. We were excited to get the opportunity to get the ball back and have a chance to put them away. We had a great drive there and we wanted to make sure as an offense — we had some chances to put them away and we didn't — that that was the last time and they wouldn't touch the ball anymore."

Marshall on the coin toss call...

"After the game, [Patriots offensive coordinator] Josh McDaniels came up to me — my old ball coach in Denver — and I asked, 'What were you guys thinking?' He explained to me the situation a little bit, but I didn't believe him."

Belichick on the call...

"I thought it was the best thing to do."

Patriots ST Matt Slater on if he questioned Belichick's decision to kick off to start OT...

"No, I just asked him three or four times just to make sure I'm not the guy that goes up there, 'Yeah we want to kick off.' So I double-checked three or four times. I think he was looking at me like 'Are you concussed?' because I kept asking him. But that's what he wanted to do. You never question Coach's decision-making. He's the best in the business and we trust him fully."

Tom Brady on his pass for Rob Gronkowski that was intercepted by Darrelle Revis...

"It's just one we've got to watch as a team. I mean, you hate to have them happen. We're certainly not throwing to him — that would be my least favorite option on the play."

Veteran RB Steven Jackson, who signed by the Patriots in the past week and carried seven times for 15 yards in his first football activity since being released by Atlanta in the offseason:

"The body feels good. Get used to getting hit again, that was the main thing. Make sure I'm running through tackles, getting my shoulder pads down, and being in football position ,which I haven't been in a while."

LB Calvin Pace on needing to get past the Bills to give the Jets their best shot at a postseason berth...

"For some reason I knew it was going to come down to this last game versus Rex. It's just fate."

Fitzpatrick on if it's crazy it is for him to be going back to Buffalo, where he played for four seasons, to try and beat former Jets coach Rex Ryan and his Bills to get into the playoffs...

"Yes, it is, because I spent four years there, and my kids, the neighbors, we've got such a great relationship with a lot of people in Buffalo. I know it's not just me. It's Chan, it's Kevin [Patullo, QBs coach], it's Rex on the other side. You guys will have plenty to write about, which will be good."

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