From postgame press conferences to next-day media availabilities, NFL players and coaches can't escape the microphone.

The Jacksonville Jaguars were officially eliminated from playoff contention after Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Denver Broncos dropped them to 2-10. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles turned the ball over three times in the game, with two interceptions and a fumble. One of those interceptions was returned for a touchdown. 

Bortles was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but has thrown 11 pick-sixes while winning just 10 games. He leads the NFL with 15 interceptions this season, which he called a "nightmare."

Also having a bad year is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was benched in Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Chicago Bears are completing just one of his five pass attempts for 4 yards. The Los Angeles Rams fell to 4-8 with Sunday's 26-10 loss at New England and apparently didn't really want to tackle anyone. The Carolina Panthers are dealing with a serious hangover and benched reigning MVP Cam Newton for the opening series Sunday night; don't expect the Arizona Cardinals to have a new coach next season; and do NFL officials have it in for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.?

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Here's the latest edition of "He Said What?!"

— Bortles on his struggles this season: "It’s the biggest nightmare possible. But what are you going to do about it? You can’t sit there in a corner and pout. You can’t blame people. You can’t feel sorry for yourself — because I think all that’s going to do is affect the way I play."

— Kaepernick on his benching: "I was surprised. It wasn't something I expected."

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— Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount on the Rams defense: "We know they bail when it's one-on-one tackling. I can't recall a time when I've ever seen that."

— Rams coach Jeff Fisher found a silver lining in the loss to the Patriots: "Our special teams played well. We’re on a record-setting pace with our punt team."

— Panthers coach Ron Rivera on sitting Newton for violating the team's dress code: "All I did was treat a player like I treat any other player. I’ve had to address this issue before, and I treat everybody the same. It’s not the first time, and it probably won’t be the last time. It’s just the way it is. But at the end of the day, everybody gets treated the same. I’ve addressed it. Cam addressed it as well, and as far as I’m concerned, we’re moving on."

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— Cardinals coach Bruce Arians on reports that people close to him say he will retire following the season: "First of all, I don't have that many friends. Couldn't be anything further from the truth. I'm looking forward to finishing this year and damn sure coaching next year."

— Kansas City Chiefs safety and Atlanta native Eric Berry on having a pair of interception returns in his first NFL game in his hometown: "The last time I came home during the season it was to get chemotherapy... I shed a few tears before the game, I shed a few tears during the game and I shed a few after. It was just a lot of emotions. I tried to contain them and let it show through my play."

Beckham on Terry McAulay's officiating crew: "I went up to ask him what was going on — what was the flag? — and he said, 'Get out my face.' I don't really think we should have this crew anymore when the Giants are playing, with the past history and everything that has gone on... It's us against the world, in a sense. You can't sit there and rely on refs, obviously... If anybody watched the game... anybody can see exactly what is going on."

— Washington Redskins defensive end Chris Baker on coach Jay Gruden ripping into the team following Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Cardinals: "This is the hottest I've ever seen him. He has every right to be as mad as he is because we're too good for this. If we want to get to that next step and have another chance to get to the playoffs, we have to handle our business."

— New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Jets going with Bryce Petty for the rest of the season: "I didn't get it done, so... In my situation, I don't really care about the big picture. I just want to be out there playing."

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