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Saints coach Payton downplays Eagles coming for revenge

January 11, 2019 - 5:13 pm

Some of the chatter this week coming out of Philadelphia was that the Eagles were coming to New Orleans to extract payback on the Saints for “running up the score” in week 11’s 48-7 massacre in the Superdome.  Coach Sean Payton was asked about it in his final media availability of the week and didn’t see how that game was any extra motivation their opponent.

“It’s a divisional playoff game,” Payton snapped back.  “We are all playing hard in these divisional playoff games. Are you going to play harder?”

Coach was happy about how his team’s preparation went leading up to their first contest of 2019.

“It’s been good,” said Payton. “There’s been 2 weeks really. The first week, (last week) with our schedule and what we did. And then, obviously this week it’s been all opponent driven.”

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