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Giants vs. Falcons: Atlanta DE Abraham focused on Eli on Sunday

Falcons defensive end John Abraham is focused on making Eli Manning's life miserable when the Atlanta Falcons host the New York Giants on Sunday.

Scott Cunningham

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham knows the key to preventing the New York Giants from piling up offense on Sunday is disrupting quarterback Eli Manning.

Daniel Cox of reports that the veteran defensive end will be looking to get to Manning in the week 15 tilt between the Giants and Falcons. Abraham told Cox, "I need my name to be called a lot. Everybody knows that because I've got to get to the quarterback and do what I've got to do."

Abraham stands eighth in the NFL with ten sacks, and he'll need every bit of his expertise to get to Manning behind a New York offensive line that has given up just 15 sacks in 2012, fewest in the league.

Manning has thrived behind the protection of his offensive line, and the Giants have reaped the benefits. New York is ninth in the league in passing yards per game (256.5), and their average of 28.7 points per game is third-best in the NFL.

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