Former Falcon Sanders in the Dome

ATLANTA - It was only preseason, but the Georgia Dome lights were bright enough for Deion Sanders to remind the city that his 38-year-old feet can still move as fast as anyone's.

Entering his second straight season with the Baltimore Ravens after ending a three-year retirement, Sanders returned to the house that he once famously said he built after burning the Falcons, his former team, in a 42-3 victory with his new team, the San Francisco 49ers, in 1994.

Deion Sanders, who called himself "Prime Time" after Atlanta drafted him fifth overall in 1989, electrified the city from 1991-93 as a star cornerback for the Falcons and lightning-fast outfielder for the Braves.

The former Florida State standout compensated after quarterback Michael Vick faked him out on third-and-seven at the Atlanta 12. Sanders, who signed with the Ravens to serve as a nickel back, lined up opposite Brian Finneran, but the plan called for him only to delay the flanker's route for a split second and then pursue Vick.

Evading Sanders with one of his trademark scrambles, Vick instead completed a 14-yard pass to Finneran. But seven plays later, Sanders blitzed from the right side on third-and-5 from the Baltimore 13. Sanders jumped Vick from behind and recovered the fumble that he forced.

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