Sean Payton and Adrian Peterson both shot down the notion that they exchanged any tense words on the sideline (as it appeared on camera). Peterson said there was one time where he said they should run more inside zone -- and they did on the next series. Payton said he didn't recall any heated exchange at all. "There was no conflict. Let's not try to spin it like it is," Peterson said -- before joking that he could have been yelling, "I love you!" Peterson also added, "We have bigger fish to fry."

Mike Triplett, ESPN Staff Writer285d ago