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Transcript: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton Postgame Quotes | Saints-49ers 2019 Week 14

Get postgame reactions from New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton

Opening Statement:
"Look, I'm going to be real quick. Obviously, it was a back and forth game. Tough loss and so many different momentum swings in that game we probably have to watch the film two or three times to go through the ebbs and flow that they had. Credit San Francisco, they made plays at the end when they needed to. It was a little surprising to me that it ended up being that type of game. I did not think it would be. I thought it would be much lower scoring, but that's the direction it went and you have to score one more."

Do you know why it was not defensive holding on the fake punt play?
"I don't want to answer one officiating question today, so I won't. Sorry."

Can you talk about the job Kyle Shanahan did calling the plays. It seemed like they had the defense off-balanced.
"There was not a lot of balance with the score. There was not a lot of balance in either defenses. They do a good job. When you can run the ball like they can and obviously, it creates throws and creates misdirection plays, they are challenging. That is why they are one of the better offenses."

Why go for two early in the game? After they got the flag, it puts you at the two-yard line.
"Flag puts it at the one (yard line). That's why."

Was this your best game offensively overall?
"It's a fair question, and yet I'd say any game you consider your best game offensively would have to include a win. This isn't just about getting passing yards or rushing, it's about winning games. So, no."

In a game like this when it is high scoring. Typically, the team that has the ball last in these types of games win…
"I know what you are going to ask. Am I going to slow it down and score seven? I do not know how to do that. What if you don't have as many plays to score seven?"

Any thoughts on doubling (George) Kittle on fourth and two in that situation?
"Its fourth and two so there is a handful of things you are wanting to do and you kind of play with a man underneath, safety high defense. They got into a good bunch set and he was able to uncover it. I'm sure when we watch this tape there are going to be a handful of things that if you play it back over again you try to find a way to make sure he doesn't beat you in the end."

Talk about the comeback. I know you did not win, but you were down nine in the fourth quarter and to score twice on those guys. You have to feel at least positive about it?
"Listen, you are talking to me right after a tough loss. Are you telling me how I am supposed to feel? Alright, I do not feel encouraged. I feel frustrated because we had opportunities during the game offensively to take advantage of the field position. We had a number of opportunities. We missed assignments, so no I'm not encouraged that way."

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