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Sean Payton, Doug Pederson bet again to benefit Autism

Sean Payton and Doug Pederson are at it again, but the stakes are a win for everyone involved.

Jeff Bayer

If there’s one thing you need to know about Saints head coach Sean Payton, it’s that he doesn’t like to lose. However, he took a pretty tough loss back in March at the NFL meetings during the annual coaches’ golf outing when paired up against Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

With Payton losing back in March, it gave the Eagles the right to wear their midnight green home jerseys when the two clash in New Orleans on November 18 (sounds like a pretty good game to flex, if you ask me).

Payton is looking to get even with Pederson now, as they’re set for a rematch during the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev. this week. This time it benefits a great cause, so there’s no real losers here.

How this works: The one who loses between the two of them will make donations to team-affiliated autism charities in both cities. They will compare scores after three days of competition in the 29th annual competition airing live on NBC this weekend.

The benefiting charities are the Eagles Autism Challenge in Philadelphia (www.eaglesautismchallenge.org) and KultureCity in New Orleans (www.kulturecity.org).

“Pederson and Payton are going to play for Autism,” Payton said.

When asked if there was anything else on the line this week, Payton said, “We’ve got to figure that out.

“That’s not for your information,” he added with a chuckle. “But there is pride on the line.”

Per the legal Nevada Sports Books, Payton is listed at 50-1 to win the tournament, while Pederson is 100-1 to win.

KultureCity Story: “KultureCity owes its birthright not to any one person, or any few, but to the many thousands of people who make up the KultureCity family – families who have worked tirelessly for acceptance and a better future for their children with autism, families who have fought school systems for their children to be educated, doctors for their children to be treated, establishments for their children to be attended to. These families are the backbone of KultureCity.”