Head coach Jim Schwartz
- On the fumble by QB
- "I think it was a turning point in the game, but we had plenty of time after that to get things going. Particularly the two turnovers, not just one, but we had more chances after that. It was certainly a turning point in the game."
- On the go-ahead drive by the Packers that used all run plays:
- "You can call it whatever you want, but it was poor defense. We got a chance to go out and get a stop and they ran the ball down our throat."
- On QB Aaron Rodgers’ touchdown run:
- "We were in a coverage that was susceptible to scramble. We had poor pass rush and we gave up containment. We did a good job of coverage and the reason he's scrambling is because he had nowhere to go. He's a very good scrambler, and when he got into the open field he certainly made us pay for it."
- On the Packers stopping the run in the second half:
- "They made a concerted effort in the second half to stop the run. They started bringing a lot more run blitzes and packing the line of scrimmage. They changed plans to stop the run and we didn't take advantage of some chances in the pass game. Those are chances that we have to make."
- On the injury to TE
- "It's stuff that happens in the game, but Brandon is a key part of our game plan and we had to do some adjusting when he went out of the game."
- On losing another close game:
- "It's the way the NFL is. We didn't win them. If we make the key plays then we win. If we don't, then we don't win. The Packers made the key plays tonight all across the board. They made the field goal that made it a two-score game at the end. They ran the ball and got a touchdown to get the lead. They intercepted the ball, they scored on defense, they got a big third down conversion… Whatever it is they made those plays and we didn't."
QB Matthew Stafford
- On the fumble:
- "That was a big play, we had all the momentum. I thought we came out in the first half and played really good football, on both sides really. We only gave up three [points] on defense [in the first half], and to have one go their way like that is tough. Obviously the ball was slick out there tonight, but that's not an excuse. I just wish I got on top of the ball more."
- On the interception and miscommunication with WR
- "I thought he was going to cross his face, and we looked back at the pictures and he made the right decision. We just weren't on the same page."
- On where the team goes after this loss:
- "Fighting tooth and nail to get wins, that's what we are doing every week. There is no lack of effort out there. Guys are giving it everything they got, playing as a team, doing everything we can. The ball just isn't going our way right now."
- On the loss of TE Brandon Pettigrew:
- "It always hurts to lose a guy that is a really good tight end in this league. I thought Will (Heller) came in and did a heck of a job, made some catches for us on those two-minute drives. It's one of the great luxuries of having a guy like
Will Heller. He can come in and play all those tight end positions when we need him too."
- On playing in so many close games:
- "We've been in every single game we played this year, but being in games doesn't mean (expletive) in this league. It's about getting wins. We understand that as a locker room and as a team, but it's tough when the ball isn't going your way and we are not helping it go our way right now."
- Opening Statement:
- “It’s frustrating. We’re right there … we’ve got to find a way to close it out.”
- On his forced fumble of QB Aaron Rodgers:
- “We all work together as a defensive line. I saw him sitting back there and I just tried to get my arm in a position to get the ball out. I was happy that we got the recovery.”
- On the defense:
- "We didn’t make enough plays to win the game. We obviously felt like we had momentum (being up 14-0) and we wanted to keep it going. It goes back to making plays. We didn’t make enough plays on defense to sustain the momentum.”
- On his missed field goal with the score tied at 17:
- “I was really disappointed. I know that I had to hit it really good. It was a very good kick, but I didn’t really pound it and that is what I had to have. I was just really disappointed because I thought that I put it on line and I thought it was good.”
- On still being winless in his career at Lambeau Field:
- “I don’t know what to say. It is just sad. It is not fun to talk about. For a lot of years we didn’t win we weren’t good and you can’t come in here and win. But there were years where we were pretty good and we still couldn’t win up here. It is just a terrible streak. I wish we could have ended it.”
- On not being able to finish games:
- “That has been the case all season. We haven’t found a way to finish games. We play three quarters of good football. We come into halftime with the lead in most games and we just don’t finish for whatever reason. We have to be accountable and find a way to get over this. We are the best three-quarter team in the league.”
WR Kris Durham
- On his acrobatic catch:
- Matthew actually signaled the route to me. He changed it at the line. It was kind of a stop and go. I was able to beat the guy back inside and Matthew put it in the perfect location.”
- On QB Matthew Stafford’s fumble returned for a touchdown:
- “He has extremely strong hands and a strong arm. I have never seen anything like that with him. I guess the ball may have gotten wet with the way he grabbed it or gripped it.”
- On the season that WR Calvin Johnson is having:
- “It is unbelievable. He is one of the best players I have ever seen, if not the best. The skill set and just the ability that he has is head and shoulders above anyone that I have ever seen.”