METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates.
Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday.
''Certainly when you watch the tape, the score could have been a lot bigger on our part,'' the coach says Sunday. ''It was a great team win.''
Specifically, Payton points to New Orleans' nearly 10-minute edge in time of possession, converting seven of 13 third downs compared to the Eagles' three of 12, a 185-80 advantage in rushing yards and a 434-256 domination in total yards.
He offers no update on the status of cornerback Keenan Lewis, who left in the third quarter with a concussion, or any other injured player.
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