FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons defensive end John Abraham, who had 3.5 sacks against Jacksonville, was named the NFC’s defensive player of the week on Wednesday.
In addition to the sacks, Abraham forced two fumbles that were turned into 10 points. His sacks totaled 35.5 yards in losses for the Jaguars.
In the second quarter, Abraham had a sack at the Jacksonville 33-yard line, which was recovered by Curtis Lofton and led to a Falcons’ field goal. In the third quarter, Abraham sacked Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert at the Jacksonville 16-yard line. The ball was recovered by Corey Peters, who ran 13 yards for a touchdown.
Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson, of Georgia Tech and Sandy Creek High , was named the NFC’s offensive player of the week.
San Francisco punter Andy Lee was named the Special Teams players of the week.
Also, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White, who had 10 catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns against Jacksonville, was nominated for the offensive player of the week award.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog