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Sean Payton Has A Message For Saints Fans Heading Into Sunday

a general view of the new orleans saints superdome

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of the Louisiana Superdome during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers on September 19, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 30-27. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With the NFC Championship only two days away, Sean Payton is sending a friendly message to Saints fans attending the game this weekend.

The New Orleans Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday in a rematch of their Week 9 matchup.

Los Angeles defeated Dallas in the divisional round, meanwhile New Orleans escaped with a win over Philadelphia in large part because of a late interception from Marshon Lattimore.

Although both teams are evenly matched heading into this showdown, the Saints have one significant advantage on their side.

Payton realizes that his team feeds off the energy from their fans, which is why he's actually giving tips on how the crowd should behave for this crucial playoff game.

"I think what's important for our fan base is understanding when that crowd noise needs to begin differently this week than normal weeks," Payton said. "That crowd noise needs to begin prior to 15 seconds left (on the play clock)."

Listen to his message here:

Since Payton became the head coach of New Orleans, the Saints are 6-0 in postseason games at home.

Drew Brees will definitely play an important role in this showdown, but his production won't be the only deciding factor. With the Rams leaning on Todd Gurley and C.J. Andersen to lead their rushing attack, it's crucial that the Saints can avoid giving up big plays on the ground.

Los Angeles and New Orleans are set to kick off at 3:05 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The game will be on FOX with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.