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Payton, Saints go for broke -- again

Coach isn't afraid to take risks in the postseason, and the players love it

Originally Published: January 8, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Carl Nicks heard the taunts.

"Run a play, run a play," a couple of Detroit Lions defensive players said. It was fourth-and-1 from the New Orleans 38-yard line. The Saints had just taken a 17-14 lead, their first of the game, early in the third quarter. They had the momentum but not the best field position.

The call came in from Sean Payton. Go for it.

"Aw, man, I love it," Nicks said.

How do you know it is playoff time in New Orleans? Payton has ...

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