One of the NFL’s most heated and oldest rivalries just got hotter ahead of Sunday’s pivotal match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.
According to ESPN, Falcons head coach Mike Smith sent Saints coach Sean Payton a heated text message late Friday afternoon.
Smith, who typically does not reveal his emotions, delivered some strong words to Payton as his team prepared to leave for New Orleans.
The Saints can eliminate the Falcons from playoff and division title contention with a victory. See all the NFC South playoff scenarios here.
You can view the message exchange below.