Vick facing Falcons for 1st time as Eagles starter



FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Michael Vick isn’t about to declare the Georgia Dome his house, even though he’ll surely hear plenty of cheers and see plenty of No. 7 jerseys Sunday night.

Vick will be returning to Atlanta for the second time since his release from federal prison. Unlike two years ago, when he threw for one touchdown and ran for another in a backup role, he’s now the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Speaking on a conference call Wednesday, Vick was asked if he would follow the infamous lead of Deion Sanders in declaring the Dome “my house” when returning as a visiting player.

Vick graciously declared, “That’s Matt Ryan’s house. I’m just a visitor.” Ryan took over as the Falcons quarterback after Vick went to prison for running a dogfighting operation.