If the New Orleans Saints (10-4) win on Sunday, they'll earn a postseason berth. But, with so much on the line in the upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons (9-5), Saints coach Sean Payton said this Sunday already has a playoff feel. "I think the playoffs have started, really," Payton said Friday. "I say that, and you guys tell me how they haven't. This is that type of game." Payton said the focus for the Saints is solely on this game. It's too complicated to pay attention to the playoff implications, but, obviously, the Saints know how important a win would be. "It gets back to what you can control, and this certainly is a significant game with regards to the (NFC) South," Payton said. If the Saints win their final two games, they'll win the division title, but one misstep would give the Panthers (10-4) or Falcons a chance to claim the crown.
Sean Payton feels playoffs have already started for the Saints
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Dec 23