Sherman Sez

Here are Mike Sherman's comments to the media after Sunday's 42-17 loss to the New York Jets at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.:

On the difference in today's game: "The Jets were the difference. They came out and made the plays, which they had to do to win. We didn't, and that's how it goes."

On the Jets offense: "They're a well-coached team and they made the plays. A number of different guys scored touchdowns, the quarterback was right on the money with four touchdowns passes and they just played a great football game."

On the Packers intensity and mindset entering the game: "We got outplayed by a good football team today. We played 16 games and we won 12 of them. Unfortunately, we lost our last one and it stings more than it would losing the first game of the year. We lost to a good football team and we have to play better."

On the Jets momentum swing after the New England win: "I thought they had momentum previous to that. They played well before that point, came out ready to go and did what they had to do to win the football game. They did a great job on both sides of the ball. One of our biggest concerns was containing their return people and I thought for the most part, we were able to do that. But our offense and defense didn't hold up our side of the bargain."

On Pennington's play: "I thought he was flawless. I thought he made great decisions and had confidence in the pocket. He was accurate. You can't play much better than he did today."

On his team's confidence heading into he playoffs: "This club has won 12 football games. We caught a pretty hot football team on their home field. A great crowd, what an atmosphere. It was like a college atmosphere out there. We caught a hot football team, but I'm proud of our team in the way we went through a lot of adversity this year."

"We don't have a whole lot to hang our heads on, we just have to figure out what we have to do better for next week.. We'll do that, and we'll be better next week. There's no time to wallow in the lost. We have to flush this game out of our system, and get back and practice and prepare for the game. They'll be better days for the Green Bay Packers ahead."

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