Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 1/6/12
Falcons defensive end John Abraham can go all out in the wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants at 1 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. "We've had him on a play count all season long and now it's an opportunity for us to go and extend his snaps as we get into the postseason," Falcons coach Mike Smith said on Thursday. During the season, the Falcons freely rotated in Kroy Biermann with Abraham and Ray Edwards. Abraham suffered a minor groin injury in the second game of the season, but continued to play. He has a history of groin injuries and with the low snap count he started in 15 of 16 games. Without a play-count limitation, the Falcons plan to unleash Abraham, who leads the team with 9.5 sacks, for the entire game. "They have a good line, but everything is pretty much controlled by (quarterback) Eli (Manning)," Abraham said. "He does a good job of getting the ball out. He recognizes rushes. He recognizes pressure. He does a good job of helping them out a lot." Abraha...
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