Falcons lose John Abraham to injury

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When Pro Football Talk co-host Erik Kuselias asked this week whether I agree with Falcons coach Mike Smith’s decision to play his starters despite having the No. 1 seed locked up, I provided an unequivocal response.

“Yes, if it works.”

And it’s not working.

Apart from the fact that the Falcons are losing the game, they may have lost defensive end John Abraham.  He suffered a left leg injury early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Buccaneers.

Abraham has left the playing area on a cart.