Sean Payton credits Giants for transforming career

At the time it was happening, Sean Payton couldn’t have imagined a future in which he would reach the pinnacle of NFL success. Winning a Super Bowl with a team long considered the laughingstock of the league? Unthinkable after what Payton went through with the Giants seven years earlier.
This was the 2002 season, when Payton had his play-calling duties stripped by head coach Jim Fassel just weeks after an ill-fated interception by Kerry Collins near the end of the first half of a Week 4 game against the Cardinals.