"Obviously we knew it was a big game," Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport at a charity event for Subway on Tuesday. "A conference game, against a team that, they have a spot that we want. They're still the No. 1 seed, but this is one step closer to the goal that we have. But at the same time, we know there is still a lot of football to be played and we have to change the page fast because we have a good San Francisco 49ers team coming in here Sunday night."
"I don't think we'll get letterman jackets around here," Mayo said. "We're just trying to win games. I think that'll be the mindset around here for a long time."