Nov 7, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton on the sidelines during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

News Articles

Saints’ Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19, out vs. Bucs

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s game against the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Payton has been fully vaccinated and was “immediately isolated,” according to the team. Per NFL protocol, Payton will be sidelined for 10 days unless he meets the league requirements for a fully vaccinated individual to return to the team.

Per the Saints (6-7), defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will assume the head coaching responsibilities for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers (10-3).

Payton missed practice Wednesday due to what the team labeled as an illness, however general manager Mickey Loomis said the coach tested negative for COVID-19 and worked from home.

Payton, 57, was the first known person in the NFL to test positive for COVID-19 when he did so in March 2020.

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Oct 2nd, 9:30 AM

Minnesota +1.5 -106

New Orleans -1.5 -106

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -3 -110

Atlanta +3 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Buffalo -3.5 -110

Baltimore +3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Washington +2.5 -110

Dallas -2.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers -7 -110

Houston +7 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Seattle +6 -110

Detroit -6 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +3.5 -110

Indianapolis -3.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Chicago +3 -110

NY Giants -3 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +7 -110

Philadelphia -7 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +3.5 +100

Pittsburgh -3.5 +100

@

Oct 2nd, 4:05 PM

Arizona -3 -110

Carolina +3 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 4:25 PM

Denver +2 -110

Las Vegas -2 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 4:25 PM

New England +6.5 -110

Green Bay -6.5 -110

@

Oct 2nd, 8:20 PM

Kansas City -1.5 -110

Tampa Bay +1.5 -110

@

Oct 3rd, 8:15 PM

LA Rams +1 -110

San Francisco -1 -110

@

Oct 6th, 8:15 PM

Indianapolis +2.5 -110

Denver -2.5 -110

@

Oct 9th, 9:30 AM

NY Giants +6 -111

Green Bay -6 -111

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Chicago +6.5 -110

Minnesota -6.5 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Seattle +6.5 -110

New Orleans -6.5 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +13 -110

Buffalo -13 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers -2 -110

Cleveland +2 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Houston +7 -110

Jacksonville -7 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Detroit +2 -110

New England -2 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Miami -6 -110

NY Jets +6 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +8.5 -110

Tampa Bay -8.5 -110

@

Oct 9th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee -1 -110

Washington +1 -110

@

Oct 9th, 4:05 PM

San Francisco -3 -110

Carolina +3 -110

@

Oct 9th, 4:25 PM

Philadelphia -4 -110

Arizona +4 -110

@

Oct 9th, 4:25 PM

Dallas +7 -110

LA Rams -7 -110

@

Oct 9th, 8:20 PM

Cincinnati +3.5 -110

Baltimore -3.5 -110

@