New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton led his team to a win against the Tennessee Titans in week 16.
But that win turned out to mean little.
The Saints are at home in New Orleans, while the Titans are heading to the AFC Championship game.
On Sunday morning, while serving as a guest analyst on ESPN’s NFL Countdown show, Payton had some high praise for the Titans.
“They’re the six seed that no one wants a part of right now” — Saints head coach Sean Payton on the #Titans
— AtoZSports Nashville (@AtoZSports) January 12, 2020
Those words hold a lot of weight coming from Sean Payton — one of the top coaches in the NFL over the last decade.
(By the way, Payton also made sure to point out that New Orleans beat Tennessee without Derrick Henry on the field.)
After starting the season with a 2-4 record, the Titans suddenly look like the most dangerous team in the playoffs.
It’s safe to say they have everyone’s attention after knocking off the Patriots and the Ravens.
At this point we really can’t keep up with all of the plays the Titans are making tonight…
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) January 12, 2020
It took a while, but the national media is finally ready to give the Titans the love they deserve.
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