“Freak, that was a good game — yeah!”
Those were the first words Matt Judon said upon taking the podium after he and the Patriots beat the Houston Texans 25-22 at NRG Stadium.
New England wasn’t always good on Sunday. In fact, Bill Belichick’s team at times was awful in a matchup of two teams that entered the game with 1-3 records. But the Patriots dusted themselves off in the second half and eventually earned a dramatic, potentially season-saving win — and that’s all that matters.
Judon was especially fired up during his postgame news conference.
“It felt great, man,” Judon, rocking what appeared to be a Kanye West hoodie, told reporters. “… Tough. It was a tough week. We was down (offensive) linemen, down (cornerback Jalen) Mills, coming off a tough loss. And, to go and to do something like that…
“We never got down on ourselves. I got a little down, I was a little frustrated. I think we all felt it. But we just gelled together, came together as a team.”
Judon added: “Freaking juiced up, man. We juiced up. And it felt good to get that win, man. It felt good to get that win, especially when you feel like you’ve been playing some good ball and some things haven’t been going your way.”
The Patriots also shared this video of Judon after the final whistle:
Judon once again was one of the Patriots’ best players on Sunday. The veteran linebacker racked up four combined tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hits.
He and his teammates will face the Dallas Cowboys next Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.