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Saints' Payton undecided about auditioning kickers

COURTESY: ASSOCIATED PRESS

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says he is undecided about whether to bring in kickers this week to compete with the struggling Garrett Hartley in practice.

Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal that would have beaten the Atlanta Falcons in overtime Sunday, hooking the ball well left. It was his third miss in seven attempts this season, and his game-winner in the final seconds against San Francisco in week 2 was tipped before fluttering through the uprights.

Payton said Monday that "you've got to be careful to turn around the day after and make decisions that aren't well-thought out." The coach says "there were more wide lefts than just the kicker."

Atlanta rushed for 202 yards, converted 9 of 18 third downs and limited New Orleans to 43 rushing yards.

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