The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have had a long-standing rivalry, leading to several memorable clashes between the NFC South rivals.
That rivalry was taken to a hilarious level on April 12 when it was announced that actor Kevin James would be playing Sean Payton in a Netflix film about when the Saints head coach was suspended in 2012 and wound up coaching his sixth-grade son's football team.
Almost immediately after the casting had been announced, the Falcons' Twitter account tweeted out a hilarious photoshopped picture of the "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" poster with Payton's head on James' body.
It didn't take long for the Saints to fire back, quoting the tweet with their own photoshopped picture of Payton that read "The King of Beating Atlanta," a spoof on James' "King of Queens" sitcom.
While the exchange between the two divisional rivals was hilarious, the Saints weren't far from the truth. He began serving as the head coach in New Orleans starting in the 2006 season. Since then, Payton has a 19-8 record against the Falcons. The Saints have also swept the season series with their rivals eight times since then as well.
Whether or not the Falcons fire back remains to be seen. However, it'll be interesting to see if the Saints can continue their dominance against Atlanta this season. It'll be their first campaign in a long time without Drew Brees. At the same time, the Saints were 12-4 last season while the Falcons were 4-12 and finished at the bottom of the NFC South.
If the Falcons want to make their rivalry with the Saints competitive again, they'll need to make some improvements. Until then, Payton will likely keep on being "the King of Beating Atlanta."
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