PFT on NBC Sports Network: Mike Smith, Hines Ward

AP

Falcons coach Mike Smith is in New Orleans this week, but not for the reason he’d like.

He wanted to be coaching one of the teams in the Super Bowl instead of visiting the Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network crew on the Wednesday before the game. We’re happy to have him, though, and Mike Florio will talk to him about all that happened for the Falcons in the 2012 season. We’ll find out what Smith thinks the Falcons need to do to take the final step and who he thinks will win on Sunday.

Hines Ward will also be on hand as Mike Florio, Erik Kuselias and former Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli run through everything you need to know from the Super Bowl. The Ravens defense will be up for closer examination and they’ll take an extended look at the 49ers’ path to New Orleans.

It all gets started at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.