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PAYTON KEEPS QUIET

ON HIS SUNDAY PLAN

n METAIRIE, La. – New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton isn’t revealing how much he plans on playing his starters in the regular-season finale against Carolina on Sunday in the Louisiana Superdome.

The Saints are 10-5 and guaranteed the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s game.

Payton said Tuesday that he would consider resting some of his key players against the Panthers. After practice Wednesday he said he had decided on a plan, but wouldn’t reveal it.

“I hadn’t decided yesterday, but now I have a pretty good handle on what we want to do and how we want to approach the game,” he said.

Quarterback Drew Brees said Payton hadn’t told the players what his plans are.

The Associated Press