Deion Sanders is elated about being inducted in the Falcons Ring of Honor at halftime of tonight’s game.
“I’m going to want to play,” Sanders said after luncheon downtown in his honor. ”I want to see if they will activate me. I’ve got one good quarter left in me and it’s a good one, too. They just have to choose it carefully. That’s what I’ll be thinking.”
Sanders, an analyst with the NFL Network, will be working the game.
Here’s how he sees the game.
“They have two similar offenses,” Sanders said. “The defense, you definitely have to give that edge to the Baltimore Ravens. Special teams is probably a draw.”
Sanders knows the Falcons are 17-3 at the Georgia Dome under head coach Mike Smith.
“The Falcons are not joke at home,” Sanders said. “I made that same statement to Ray Lewis and he said, ‘We’re no jokes in Domes either.’ I said well, ‘with these guys, you better come out strong.’ ”
Both teams feature strong running games.
“It’s going to come down to whomever is going to stop the running game,” Sanders said. “(With the Falcons), everything is based off the run. If the running game is going, man (Matt) Ryan is rolling. If that running game is rolling for Baltimore, Joe Flacco is rolling.”
Sanders believes both teams are weak in the secondary.
“(Atlanta) is a little vulnerable on the corners,” Sanders said. “They are a little vulnerable on the corners in the secondary. Ed Reed coming back helps them out tremendously. It’s going to be a dog fight.”
Sanders has been gone to long to know that “dog fight” is not a good word choice.