Payton was asked about the gesture on Tuesday.
"There was just a group of fans. It was good playoff fun," he said.
It wasn't the first time this season Payton made a gesture towards an opponent or fans. Late in a fourth-quarter tilt versus rival Atlanta Falcons in Week 14, the coach was caught making a choking sign towards running back Devonta Freeman. A few weeks later Payton said he let his emotions "get the best of me."
Sunday's taunt was much less benign, but in both instances Payton's team ended up losing after an emotion-filled gesture.