MALCOLM BUTLER, CORNERBACK
(On if the team was playing as one big family this week)
“That’s the case every week. We know we were going to need [to win] this playoff game, so we came together as a team in all three phases, went out there and handled our business.”
(On avoiding outside distractions)
“Nobody outside of this locker room can help us win. They can help us lose, but they can’t help us win, so we ignored the noise. The only thing that matters is your coaches and your teammates, so we just rolled like that.”
(On the plan to limit Chiefs QB Alex Smith)
“Just contain him as much as we can. He’s a great athlete. To be honest, I didn’t know he could run like that, but the guy can move.