Saints' Peyton: Test, Quarantine Larger Home Crowds

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Pandemic-induced fan restrictions have made the concept of home-field advantage less meaningful throughout sports, but particularly as the NFL playoffs commence this weekend.

Looking to recapture some Superdome magic, New Orleans head coach Sean Peyton proposed testing and quarantining tens of thousands of Saints fans in an attempt to fill as many seats as possible at the venerated venue for the team's playoff opener Sunday against Chicago.

"I brought up the idea of testing 50,000 people and quarantining them in a hotel and having the most safest Superdome known to man, scientifically,” Peyton said, as reported by “Bus them, they've tested every day, and you've got a COVID-free facility. I think that’s possible. I don’t know if it’s taken off or not.

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