Deion, Hammer, Favre and the 49ers

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Eighteen years before Deion Sanders and MC Hammer would surface as characters in the Michael Crabtree drama, the following scene unfolded at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta:

  • The 49ers took a late lead over the Falcons when John Taylor beat Sanders to catch a long touchdown pass from Steve Bono.

  • The Falcons won the game with a Hail Mary pass from Billy Joe Tolliver to Michael Haynes with 1 second remaining.

  • Falcons coach Jerry Glanville celebrated on the sideline by hugging and screaming with Hammer, who was decked out in violet.

  • Brett Favre, a Falcons rookie, celebrated on the field.

NFL Network just replayed the fourth quarter of this game. Crabtree was 4 years old when the game was played Nov. 3, 1991.

I love watching old games. This one featured a few fights. That Falcons' locker room must have been a sight with Sanders, Hammer, Andre Rison and friends.