"We not only got the monkey off our back, we got King Kong off our back.”
— Owner William Clay Ford after the Lions ended a 19-game losing streak.
"It don’t matter if Joe Gibbs was here or any All-Star coach, they’re still going to point fingers.”
— Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth on coach Jim Zorn, who will be grilled about Washington’s loss to Detroit.
"I made it back, Grandma. I made it back, and this time I won’t let you or the family down.”
— Eagles QB Michael Vick, who saw his first regular-season action since December 2006. Vick’s grandmother died while he was in prison.
"For anybody out there who thinks that this is a gimmick defense and can’t play smashmouth, how dare you.”
— Linebacker Bart Scott after the Jets beat the Titans 24-17.
"You have nothing to be looking at the floor for! You didn’t do anything wrong! OK? We’re going to get better! We’re going to get there! We will see them again in the playoffs, all right? You hold your head up!”
49ers coach Mike Singletary to his players after a heartbreaking loss to the Vikings.