Payton not shying away from Super Bowl goal

Payton not shying away from Super Bowl goal

Philadelphia Eagles, but the betting favorites to win it all in Atlanta next month and still concentrate on what they need to do.’ data-reactid=”19″>Welcome to the Big Easy, where in 2019 Payton feels comfortable that his unique group of Saints doesn’t need horse blinders to focus them on the minute tasks at hand. Instead they can embrace the reality of the playoffs, where the Saints aren’t just the NFC’s No. 1 seed headed into Sunday’s home game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but the betting favorites to win it all in Atlanta next month and still concentrate on what they need to do.

Marcus Davenport said of the guard-protected pile of money and the championship trophy. “‘Now let’s get to practice.’”” data-reactid=”20″>“I was just like, ‘Oh, that’s cool,’” rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport said of the guard-protected pile of money and the championship trophy. “‘Now let’s get to practice.’”

If there are pressures associated with a favorites role, they weren’t visible here Thursday at the Saints practice facility. The locker room saw players shooting on a toy basketball hoop, lounging on oversized couches and engaging in a spirited debate over one of America’s most pressing questions: Whataburger or In-N-Out?

Meanwhile, Davenport and his fellow defensive linemen snacked on chicken from Wingstop, part of their traditional Thursday, rookie-purchased, meal that has turned superstitious. The crew ate Wingstop each week during the team’s 10-game win streak, switched to Sonic after that was snapped and are now back to the chicken joint for the playoffs.

crushing, final play loss to Minnesota. Not fretting about seizing a late-career opportunity for quarterback Drew Brees. Not appearing overwhelmed by the moment.’ data-reactid=”24″>This is where the Saints are at, not brooding over avenging last year’s playoff disappointment courtesy of a crushing, final play loss to Minnesota. Not fretting about seizing a late-career opportunity for quarterback Drew Brees. Not appearing overwhelmed by the moment.

This place is notably loose, especially for January.

Head coach Sean Payton has created a surprisingly awesome locker room environment in his 12th season in New Orleans. (Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports illustration)

48-7, and the second-seeded Los Angeles Rams (by 10) here earlier in the season. And while the Cowboys defeated the Saints on Thanksgiving, well, that was in Dallas.’ data-reactid=”41″>The Saints are certainly rolling. They are 13-3 and own home-field advantage in the playoffs, meaning bringing clubs to the Superdome, one of the most difficult road environments in the NFL. They beat both the Eagles, 48-7, and the second-seeded Los Angeles Rams (by 10) here earlier in the season. And while the Cowboys defeated the Saints on Thanksgiving, well, that was in Dallas.

In a wide-open NFL playoff, this is the main event.

“Right now, it’s all there in front of us,” Watson acknowledged.

So Payton isn’t scared of letting the team know it. He isn’t, apparently, afraid they’ll look beyond anyone or anything.

“I know he has faith in us and he knows we will prepare right,” Davenport said.

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