Drew Brees is back.
Brees was designated for return from injured reserve earlier this week.
“We were encouraged at the start of the week, we wanted to see how it felt as he went through a full practice week and he’s done a good job,” Payton said, via Katherine Terrell of TheAthletic.com.
The Saints are at 10-3 on the season while the Chiefs sit at 12-1.
Kickoff at Mercedes-Benz Superdome is set for 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.