New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Philadelphia Eagles could derive extra motivation from the widespread perception that New Orleans ran up the score on them when they met in November.
"My question would be: We're all playing hard in these divisional playoff games, right?" Payton began, referring to Sunday's rematch in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. "Are you going to play harder" because of a perceived slight?
Still, Payton expects a more competitive affair than the Saints' 48-7 blowout of the Eagles on Nov. 18, which gave Philadelphia the dubious distinction of becoming the first reigning Super Bowl champion to lose by that wide a margin in the following regular season.
So here we are. Eagles-Saints, Round Deux.
Here's all the info you need to know before Sunday's divisional round affair at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
-- Who: Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) vs. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
-- When: 3:40 p.m.
-- Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
HOW TO WATCH
-- WVUE-TV (FOX 8) in New Orleans
-- WGMB-TV (FOX 44) in Baton Rouge
-- Click here to more TV affiliates.
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