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ATLANTA -- Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message. Brian Poole Womens Jersey . "Thats my alarm," Hester said. "When I get that text, I know its time to get up." Things were a little different Friday. When Sanders delivered his latest message, it was to a friend and protege who now holds the NFL record for most return touchdowns all by himself. Hester high-stepped into history -- with Sanders watching from the sideline, no less -- when he took a punt 56 yards to the end zone in the Atlanta Falcons 56-14 blowout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The moment was especially poignant given their long friendship, going back to Hesters days at the University of Miami, and that it came at the Georgia Dome, the stadium where Sanders played a couple of years for the Falcons and famously proclaimed upon his return with a different team that it was "my house." Not anymore. This is Hesters house. "It is tough to break a record from a guy that holds it (who) is my number one mentor," he said. "He knew that if anyone was capable of breaking that record and he wanted anyone to break it, then it was going to be me." The 20th return touchdown of Hesters career came midway through the second quarter Thursday night, with the Falcons already ahead 28-0. The Bucs inexplicably gave him a chance for the record, the ball settling into his hands at the 44. He burst through a seam in the middle of the field and suddenly found himself face to face with one last defender, punter Michael Koenen. That was no contest. Hester cut to his left, zipped around a diving Koenen and finished it off with a triumphant glide down the sideline. The last 10 yards or so, Hester broke into Sanders trademark high-stepping move, the left hand cupped behind the ear hole of his helmet in tribute to his friend. "It was great that Deion was here," said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. "Its funny how things seem to work out." Hester and Sanders shared an emotional moment afterward on the set of the NFL Network, where Sanders works as an analyst. Both teared up as they talked of their bond. "I remember the beginnings," Sanders said. "I love you, man. Im so proud of you." Hester recalled the first call he got from Prime Time, back in his college days while the Hurricanes were getting ready for a game against North Carolina State. "We were in a meeting," Hester said. "I had my phone in my pocket because somebody said you were going to call me. I felt my phone vibrating. I didnt even look at it. I just snuck out, went to the bathroom, and called you right back." The 31-year-old Hester spent his first eight seasons with the Chicago Bears, where he scored on 13 punt returns, six kickoff returns and a 108-yard return of a missed field goal. He signed with the Falcons (2-1) during the off-season, joining a team that saw him as more than a special teams ace. Through the first three games, Hester has seven catches for 126 yards, not to mention a 20-yard rushing touchdown against the Buccaneers on a reverse. "The guys in that huddle, before we break, they are constantly saying, each and every one of them, Hey, just follow me, just follow me," Hester said. "It is a sign of good things to come. I am very happy to be here, happy that the Atlanta Falcons organization decided to pick me up as a free agent." He was also pursued by the Buccaneers, who are now led by former Bears coach Lovie Smith. If Sanders is Hesters mentor, then Smith is like a second father. "I know Im one of coach Lovies favourites," Hester said. "I love that guy a lot. I told him before the game, Unfortunately, were on opposite teams now, but the good part is if I get that record tonight, youll be here to see it. We both chuckled and laughed. He said, Youre right, I want to see you do it in person. Its tough to do it against him. I hate the way it went (in the game). At the same time, Im kind of happy too." Only one thing didnt go as Hester planned. He wanted to give the ball to Sanders, but it will apparently land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "I took the ball to the sideline," Hester said. "I heard its on the way to Canton." Tyson Jackson Falcons Jersey . Louis Cardinals, the team will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of the SkyDome. Jays legends Jimmy Key and Ernie Whitt, members of playoff and World Series-winning teams of the past, will be on hand for the festivities to look back at what was the beginning of the Jays halcyon years. 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The 49ers (1-2) mounted 80-yard touchdown drives the first two times they had the ball, then didnt score again, blowing a halftime lead for the second week in a row. Stanton, starting for injured Carson Palmer for the second straight week, completed 18 of 33 passes for 244 yards and two scores. He has yet to be intercepted. Michael Floyd caught five for 114 yards. The Cardinals, alone atop the NFC West, have a bye next week. "It sets the table for some really good things to come," Stanton said. The 49ers Colin Kaepernick completed 29 of 37 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown and ran for another 54. A week ago, San Francisco led 17-7 and lost at home to Chicago 28-20. This season, San Francisco has outscored opponents 59-16 in the first two quarters, but been outscored 52-3 in the second half. Coach Jim Harbaugh, a man of very few words after the loss, was asked if he had an explanation for the second-half troubles. "No, I dont," he said. "Weve just got to play better. Were not playing good enough right now." The 49ers were up 14-6 at the break this time before Stanton connected with Brown on touchdown passes of 24 and 21 yards. "Coming out the whole practice, the game plan was around me to try to get the ball in my hands more," Brown said, "because a lot of people are looking at Larry (Fitzgerald) and Michael. It just opened up big-time, so I was just prepared for it." Stanton said Brown is so smooth and fast. "If you blink, he might be on the other side of you," Stanton said, "and then its over." Stanton quarterbacked the Cardinals to a 25-14 road win over the New York Giants a week ago, his first regular-season game since 2010. He was even sharper against San Francisco. Afterward he said his first NFL start, back in 2009, was against the 49ers. He threw three interceptions and was benched at halftime. He said "a little bit of weight" had been liffted from his shoulders. Robert Alford Womens Jersey. "Im just so fortunate and blessed really to be able to be in this opportunity," Stanton said, "because most guys that go four years without a start, theyre not around the league too long." Arizona showed no sign of being distracted after backup running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on a domestic abuse charge earlier in the week. Dwyer has been placed on a non-football injury list and is gone for the season. "For us to go undefeated in September is a huge step forward with all the things that have gone on the past two weeks," Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. "I love the resiliency of our football team, the focus that they bring every single day to work." San Francisco was penalized nine times for 107 yards, and Anquan Boldin felt some of them were undeserved, something he said has been a pattern. "Every week is the same thing," Boldin said. "You send the tape in and the NFL reports back that we made a mistake but at the same time (that) is costing us games. At some point, they need to be held accountable." The 49ers were without tight end Vernon Davis (ankle injury) and his backup Vance McDonald (knee), as well as starting right tackle Anthony Davis (hamstring) and cornerback Tramaine Brock (toe). Palmer remained sidelined with a nerve problem in his throwing shoulder. A late-hit penalty on Dan Skuta, followed on the next play by a roughing-the-passer call against Patrick Willis, accounted for nearly half of Arizonas go-ahead 66-yard touchdown driver. On third-and-8 from the Cardinals 17, Stanton lofted a 45-yarder to Floyd for the drives big play. Stanton found Brown alone again from 21 yards out for the score. Down 20-14, San Francisco drove to the Arizona 5 but an unnecessary roughness penalty against Boldin for head-butting the Cardinals Tony Jefferson pushed the 49ers back. Then, the 6-foot-6, 310-pound Kelly knocked down Dawsons field goal try and the Cardinals Ed Stinson pounced on it near midfield. Chandler Catanzaros third field goal of the afternoon, from 35 yards, sealed it in the waning seconds. NOTES: The Cardinals lost cornerback Antonio Cromartie in the first half to a knee injury. ... Previously, the 49ers lone loss to the Cardinals since 2008 was on Dec. 11, 2011. ... San Francisco plays its next two at home, against Philadelphia and Kansas City. ... Fitzgerald ran his string of consecutive games with a reception to 152. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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