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Saints’ Payton returning to Philly for playoffs

National Football League

PHILADELPHIA — Sean Payton has plenty in common with the some of the fans who’ll be rooting hard to see his team lose.
Payton is coming home when the New Orleans Saints (11-5) visit the Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) in an NFC wild-card playoff game Saturday night. The Saints coach spent his formative years in the Philadelphia suburb of Newtown Square in the early 1970s, and attended the Flyers’ Stanley Cup championship parade as an 11-year-old in 1975.
“There are a lot of friends and family back there,” he said. “The first pro football game was at the Vet. The first ...

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