‘‘That’s not going to be who we are,’’ Mularkey said. ‘‘There’s no way we’re going to be that way. We will not be that type of team. We will be a disciplined team, we'll be a smart team and we will be a physical team. But we will not be that team that’s going to have personal fouls. It will stop.’’
Gabbert completed 18 of 31 passes for 209 yards, with an interception. He left the game in the fourth quarter after re-injuring his non-throwing shoulder. He could have returned, but Mularkey decided to keep him on the bench.
‘‘We’re so close but so far at the same time,’’ Gabbert said. ‘‘We get drives going and we have to make a play and we haven’t done that. We definitely didn’t do that tonight.’’