Jack Del Rio:
On the Jaguars defensive play: "Anytime you are playing good defense, you are tackling well. I think the fundamentals of football are so important, particularly on defense shedding blocks and being able to tackle. I thought we were very solid in those areas today for the most part. It wasn't perfect and you can always go back and see examples where you can be better. We have a lot of respect for (Larry Johnson) and you have to wrap up and bring extra people because he's pretty darn good. A quality overall effort."
On RB Larry Johnson: "He's talented and he can dominate a football game. I think (stopping Johnson) was the key coming in here and really slowing him down. We thought that they would complete a pass or two, but we were forcing them into situations of having to throw the ball and not allowing Larry to get going."
On the Chiefs missed FG during the game's first drive: "We were ready to give a good strong effort. We talked this week about the need to withstand an early surge at home here for the Chiefs. They are a very strong football team. The fans get into it and there was going to be a lot of emotion that we had to withstand an early surge. We had a couple of lapses (on that drive) and they made a couple of nice plays to get down there and then we buckled down and got them stopped and made them try a field goal attempt. We had great effort on the play and were actually in a position to block it had the ball been kicked straight. It was great pressure on the kick and it forced him to miss."
On the Arrowhead Stadium environment: "No question it is a difficult place to play. The crowd forced a few false starts. The crowd is into it and they are an educated crowd. There is no question that they can have an impact on your football team if you are not on top of your game."
QB DAVID GARRARD:
RB MAURICE JONES-DREW:
CB RASHEAN MATHIS:
On the game's final play: "I thought I had that ball to get the shutout, but the ball just kept floating on me. Overall, it was a shutout for our defense. I wanted to intercept that pass more than anything. That ball was wobbling and just hung up in the air, but it kept floating on me."
On RB Larry Johnson: "We knew that #27 was going to be their main guy and if we stopped him they would have a long day. Our front seven completed the task at hand by stopping #27 and they couldn't beat us throwing the ball either. We put together a great defensive effort today."
LB DARYL SMITH: