Kirk Cousins, Nick Sirianni among top NFL quotes in Week 7

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Minnesota Vikings shined in their 22-17 upset win over the San Francisco 49ers.

The "Monday Night Football" contest wasn't as close as the final score may indicate, with the Vikings forcing three turnovers in a game in which they never trailed.

Minnesota's veteran quarterback leads the top quotes from around the NFL in Week 7:

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

After completing 35 of 45 passes for 378 yards and two touchdowns, Cousins donned the custom "SportsCenter Top 10" chain during his postgame interview. Justin Jefferson, who is on injured reserve, placed the jewelry on his quarterback, and Cousins was complimentary of the look.

"I've gotta work on getting some [grills] though ... 'SportsCenter,' I like it."

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni

The Eagles used their quarterback sneak play four times in their 31-17 win over the Miami Dolphins, and boasted a perfect success rate. During his postgame news conference, Sirianni pointed out that the "Brotherly Shove" has been often imitated, but never duplicated.

"If everybody could do it, everybody would do it."

Eagles DT Jalen Carter

In the first half, Carter and Dolphins offensive lineman Austin Jackson had a short interaction that took place after the play. Carter admitted that his decision to exaggerate the contact was inspired by Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.

"I was like oh, 'What would LeBron do?'"

Seattle Seahawks S Jamal Adams

Rookie Devon Witherspoon has managed to impress plenty of onlookers -- including his teammates. Adams was the latest to praise Witherspoon, who was the fifth overall pick in the 2023 NFL draft.

"My rookie year I was ass. ... There's a reason why he's a top-five pick. He's definitely not ass."

Pittsburgh Steelers HC Mike Tomlin

The Steelers tallied two taunting penalties in their 24-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Despite the penalties shrinking the team's margin of error, Tomlin expressed that he prefers his players to be passionate.

"I would much rather say, 'Whoa' than 'Sic 'em.'"

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Jackson had one of the best games of his career in Baltimore's 38-6 win over the Detroit Lions. He completed 21 of 27 passes for 357 yards passing, and three touchdowns to finish with a 155.8 passer rating (perfect is 158.3).

After the game, he wanted to stay focused on the big picture.

"I'm all right with winning, but still it's [the] regular season. ... it's just one regular-season game."

Lions coach Dan Campbell

The Lions' coach didn't mince words about not having an answer for Jackson:

"Lamar beat us. He hammered us with his arm."

Washington Commanders DL Jonathan Allen

Allen was selected 17th in the 2017 NFL draft and has spent his entire career with Washington. During his seven years, the Commanders have gone 42-62-1 and haven't posted a winning record.

He offered his thoughts after their 14-7 loss to the New York Giants:

"I'm f---ing tired of this s---. ... Seven f---ing years of the same s---."

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay

McVay's wife, Veronika, is due later this month, but the coach jokingly expressed that he doesn't expect to miss a game.

"I'm not going to miss a game. My son knows better than to come during a game."

Chicago Bears QB Tyson Bagent

The 23-year-old undrafted free agent won his first start, which was also the Bears' first win at home since Sept. 25, 2022.

The former Division II standout had a positive outlook after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders.

"Don't ever let anybody's opinion stop you from chasing what you want."

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