Payton, who's healing from a broken leg suffered during a Week 6 sideline collision, relinquished play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., but his eye-in-the-sky vantage point came with privileges.
"From up there, you could see there was room outside," Payton told The Associated Press. "If you're on the field, you might not get back to that running play. ... So it's those types of observations that, 'Hey, that's a good play. Let's not be afraid to come back to it.' "
Honestly, what didn't look good to Payton on Sunday?
But here's a team that leads the league with 34.1 points per game, on pace with its outrageous exploits of 2009. Payton from the sideline, Payton from above, Payton radioing plays in from an Arby's along the interstate -- it doesn't seem to matter. This team is in the groove.