John Abraham named NFC defensive player of the week

Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards dunks fellow defensive end John Abraham during a postgame interview following a his best performance of the year in a 41-14 victory over the Jaguars at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards dunks fellow defensive end John Abraham during a postgame interview following a his best performance of the year in a 41-14 victory over the Jaguars at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

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

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SirReal

December 21st, 2011
4:33 pm

All we need now is at least half of those on Monday. Good job. Thats what you do to teams like that.

[...] that were turned into 10 points. His sacks totaled 35.5 yards in losses for the Jaguars. Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution [...]

BirdDawg

December 21st, 2011
4:46 pm

Congrats John, great game! More of the same Monday night please! We can’t settle for just moving Brees “off his spot,” we need to get him on the ground…hard! Go Falcons!

Michael M.

December 21st, 2011
4:56 pm

Kudo ’s to Abe ! Breezy needs a few horizontal views of the ceiling in the Mercedes Dome for sure !

double b

December 21st, 2011
5:00 pm

predator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!–im sure aints fan think drew breese should have got the award

Falcon James

December 21st, 2011
5:24 pm

All I can say is “it about time”. Abe had me convinced he old and tired. I guess I be wrong the first time this year.

D-Man

December 21st, 2011
5:25 pm

The Predator is loose…BEWARE!! GO FALCONS!!!

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
5:29 pm

@ double d – why would the saints fans think brees should get the defensive player of the week????????? he’s a qb and the qb plays on thr offensive side. looks like some needs to get a book entitled football for idiots. buy 2 and give to smitty as well!

Remarkable

December 21st, 2011
5:34 pm

Congratulations to Falcons defensive end John Abraham. It’s about time you were recognized. Great effort.

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
5:38 pm

yes , great effort and against the invincible jaguars …WOW

Post-it

December 21st, 2011
6:27 pm

@Seen

Speaking of awards, I’m betting you still have your the plastic t-ball trophy proudly displayed in your bedroom. We know you still live with your mother.

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
6:48 pm

should be a similar performance that we see mon night. brees didn’t get it because of the competition but with the failclown whinning , they gave it to him to shut y’all up though the competition was similar. as always, the failclowns always crying for more than they deserve instead of just earning it.

jman41287

December 21st, 2011
7:00 pm

For all you saints fans, its a shame that you call yourselves saints, you don’t even act or talk like a saint. May God have mercy on your souls. Saints. AHA. More like satans workers

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
7:47 pm

and you are?

Joe Tess Fish House

December 21st, 2011
7:48 pm

So what it was against the lowey Jags. How Perrier Jerry didnt get N E recnozied for his paly? Cuzhes a looser thats why!

Aint's aint the one

December 21st, 2011
8:36 pm

Hey Joe, run that by me again………….lol

Aint's aint the one

December 21st, 2011
8:37 pm

hiramsaint, MV has a small chance of making the playoffs. I bet that makes you happy.

Joe Tess Fish House

December 21st, 2011
8:42 pm

U must be retraded if U dont undestand my point.

Aint's aint the one

December 21st, 2011
8:45 pm

I got your point……….’Jerry is a bust’, which I agree with. Didnt mean I didnt understand what you were saying. Actually thought it was funny.

ron

December 21st, 2011
8:47 pm

Aints fans have nothing better to do than sit on an Atlanta newspaper site and blog on an Atlanta Falcons article. Just keep clicking refresh on an Atlanta property. Notice Atlanta…..ajc not nojc. Does NO even have a newspaper?

Sterling

December 21st, 2011
8:52 pm

Falcons 48 Aints 3…john abraham 5.5 sacks 2 ff 1 int….brent grimes 2int 1 for a td and 5 pd….sean weatherspoon 3 sacks….

Falcons 4 Real

December 21st, 2011
8:56 pm

Good for Abe, nice to see he can still dominate. I’d like to see 3 1/2 more Monday.
Merry Christmas to you and yours DLed.Enjoyed your segment on tonight’s “Football Night….”

falconsrus

December 21st, 2011
9:04 pm

We Dat one gonna beat dem saints

falconsrus

December 21st, 2011
9:05 pm

den dem panthers gon beat dem saints

falconsrus

December 21st, 2011
9:06 pm

Merry X-mas D Led and all of you folks

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
9:08 pm

don’t really care about mv and never really did except for 1 time…when he flipped y’all off at the ga. tent. man , that was priceless

LucasMcCain

December 21st, 2011
9:17 pm

I’m not surprise that Honest Abe, alisa “the predator” won the award. He is a standout perennial pro bowler and a key component of the Falcons success. Now if we can get our other players–also playing on that level—-watch out.

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
9:25 pm

success? what success? 0-2 ? better re-check that definition in your websters!

Falcons Fan

December 21st, 2011
9:30 pm

DOL has 4 blogs that actually talk about the Falcons in a 10 day period. It’s a new record. He also has almost 100 comments over that same period. Close to another record.

Congrats DOL and Merry Christmas. Treat yourself to a new bow tie.

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
9:49 pm

and a pair of chaps ! he’ll be the hit at the new years eve party!

C from Marietta

December 21st, 2011
9:54 pm

I asked Santa Claus to release Big Abe and Edwards on Drew Brees. I hope I have been a good enough boy. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.

hiramsaint

December 21st, 2011
10:37 pm

maybe you’ll get a bouncy ball instead!

Falcon James

December 21st, 2011
10:52 pm

All saint fans are sorry. What idiot saint fan would actually write “should be a similar performance that we see mon night. brees didn’t get it because of the competition but with the failclown whinning , they gave it to him to shut y’all up though the competition was similar. as always, the failclowns always crying for more than they deserve instead of just earning it.”?

Even a saint fan know the only reason they win a superbowl is because the whole country feel sorry for them and the ref want to throw them a bone. They didn’t “earn” squat. That win was served to them on a black and gold platter. All they had to do to win was show up. “Earn” my a$$!

falconfan 24-7

December 21st, 2011
10:54 pm

The Aints struggled against the Jaguars. Go figure.

Falcon James

December 21st, 2011
11:05 pm

They never have been or ever will be a saint or saint fan worth his salt. Everyone of them be a unemployed, welfare “earning”, leach on society. ALL saint fan are idiots. All anyone got to do is look left and right at a game. Wellfare leach moron on the left and wellfare idiot leach on the right. The one in the middle is just too dumb to know which side left and right is, so he look front and back, but by that time, he be exhuasted and got to sit down. Every saint fan should be sterilized to be sure they don’t breed. The world full of stupid people, but that City got more idiots per capita than any other city in world. Why don’t saint fan do the rest of the world a favor and shoot theyself. The problem is they too stupid and would probably shoot they self in the foot. Then we got a idiot saint fan with a gunshot wound.

Falcon James

December 21st, 2011
11:16 pm

And while I be thinking about it. What kind of idiot wants to live in a place that be under sea level unless they got gills? Do they really think they not got going to be under water one day? The only smart folk are the ones that left, and I guarantee they don’t be a saint fan.

JSS

December 21st, 2011
11:18 pm

“Unemployed, Momma Jokes, calling people trolls, and defaming the residents of other cities,” my my, the holidays bring out the lowest forms of behavior in “Snarky Central!”

Congrads to Old Man Abe, that rookie Jags LT should get part of his bonus check!

JSS

December 21st, 2011
11:23 pm

“What kind of idiot wants to live in a place that be under sea level unless they got gills?”

Gee, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Venice, Alexandria, and all send their love to you!!!

Falcon James

December 21st, 2011
11:31 pm

J S S- Be write. I apologize for that statement.

Not all peoples who lives under water be like saint fan and some saint fan don’t live under water. Take for instance Hiramsaint. He be a redneck saint fan that live in Georgia and maybe he can’t help being stupid.

Falcon James

December 21st, 2011
11:35 pm

And let us not forget Joe Tess Stank House. he be a illiterate saint fan.

take it from me.

December 21st, 2011
11:44 pm

This should be a great game,unless the falcons go to NO and lay an egg,after all this is a road game ,and we all no the falcons history Especially on monday night football. need the d-line to whop that big ants line,and put pressure on brees, don’t get behine in the game or it could be time to turn out the lights, the partys over! falcons 31 ants 28

DirtDawg

December 22nd, 2011
12:03 am

likes what James say them people are messed up come on here talking trash

Ueeediot

December 22nd, 2011
12:17 am

Dont make fun of Joe Tess. He is the most literate of Aints watchers out there.
I say ‘watchers’ because there are no Aints fans. Only band wagon jumpers.

What do you expect from a team where the city has to pay them to stay in town.

John

December 22nd, 2011
2:05 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. GO YOU MIGHTY BIRDS OF PREY. Abe congrats to you. Now you and the NEW , ENERGIZED, DOMINATING FALCONS “D” can beat the breaks off the aints….. i

Ben

December 22nd, 2011
2:30 am

Our D-line will get after Brees. They’re pissed.

OHIOdirtybird!!!!

December 22nd, 2011
3:18 am

Don’t worry fellow Falcon fans, once we get the W on monday night we won’t hear from the aints trolls(hiram,seen,joe can’t spell, among others). A good win against their beloved aints always keeps them quiet for a little while!!!

SeenThisB4

December 22nd, 2011
6:59 am

Lots of chemical induced bravado here last night. The reality is is that Brees is going to embarrass Abraham and the entire falcan’t defense.

The Trivia question will be: What team was Drew Brees playing against when he set the single season passing yardage record?

Michael M.

December 22nd, 2011
7:03 am

James you are a stud ,>>>>>>>>>>>>> “Not all peoples who lives under water be like saint fan and some saint fan don’t live under water. Take for instance Hiramsaint. He be a redneck saint fan that live in Georgia and maybe he can’t help being stupid.”

“Why don’t saint fan do the rest of the world a favor and shoot theyself. The problem is they too stupid and would probably shoot they self in the foot. Then we got a idiot saint fan with a gunshot wound.”

“What kind of idiot wants to live in a place that be under sea level unless they got gills? Do they really think they not got going to be under water one day? The only smart folk are the ones that left, and I guarantee they don’t be a saint fan.”

Kudos to you James, I would have never thought of all that to throw down on those nasty buzzards !

Michael M.

December 22nd, 2011
7:04 am

Gooooooo Falconssssssssss, Stick it to them Monday Night !

Michael M.

December 22nd, 2011
7:09 am

Tuesday Headlines may read Breeze sacked 4 times and throws 2 interceptions in loss to Falcons !