"They were going to travel Marcus to him and that was fine by us," he said during the postgame presser. "We thought we really liked that matchup, a lot."
Apparently, Peters did not like what he heard. After Thursday's practice he addressed the coach's comments.
"Tell Sean Payton to keep talking that s---," Peters said. "We're going to see him soon. You feel me? Yeah, because I like what he was saying on the sidelines, too.
"Tell him, 'Keep talking that s---. And I hope to see you soon.' You hear me? And then we'll have a nice little bowl of gumbo together."
But, it's understandable why Payton enjoyed the matchup. According to Pro Football Focus, Peters struggled covering Thomas, giving up nearly a perfect passer rating (156.3) on 8 targets . Head-to-head, Peters allowed six receptions on eight targets for 127 yards, and a touchdown, for a 156.3 passer rating. Thomas set a new Saints franchise record for receiving yards in a game (211).
If the two teams meet again in January, there will be one difference. Teammate Aqib Talib will be back from undergoing ankle surgery.