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Saints vs. Lions Recap: After Leading Most Of Game, Saints Let Another One Slip Away Late in 24-23 Loss

For the third time this somewhat young season, the Saints lose another road game in the final minutes. Payton emphasized in his post game press conference that his team has problems 'finishing' games. He also remarked that he had problems with the officiating but also said that wasn't the reason for the loss. He even got into a bit of an argument with one of the reporters, told him to be quiet, and then refused to take any more questions from him. Anyone know who that was? Payton was his usual snippy self after a loss but the reporter was kinda being a dick too.

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