Payton continues to fly high in approval ratings

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

New Orleans’ Sean Payton continues to lead NFC South coaches in the SportsNation NFL Head Coach Approval Ratings.

At the moment I looked at the voting, Peyton was tied with Indianapolis Jim Caldwell for second place with a 95-percent rating. Only San Francisco’s Mike Singletary (96 percent) was higher.

Atlanta’s Mike Smith (80 percent) was second in the division and tied for 11th overall. The division’s other two coaches were much closer to the bottom. Tampa Bay’s Raheem Morris came in at 19 percent and Carolina’s John Fox was at 16 percent.