"Adrenaline was obviously in full effect," he said, "and wanting to be out there, realizing that I don't take a single snap for granted. ... and if I ever felt like I was going to be a detriment to the team, then you also have to be wise in that sense.
"We knew it was going to be a dogfight, it's like that all the time," Stanton said. "There's no surprises in this game and unfortunately we didn't get the ball rolling. I didn't do a good enough job of keeping in third downs, converting those, and keeping us rolling."