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Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham, third left, sits on the bench with his teammates during the second half of their NFC wild-card playoff loss Sunday against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. After Abraham and the Falcons defense struck first with a safety in the second quarter, Atlanta never struck again, losing the game, 24-2.

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Safety first

That’s all the Falcons could muster Sunday — a measly ol’ safety, which they scored to take a 2-0 lead against the Giants in their NFC wild-card duel, then got outscored 24-0 the rest of the way to send Atlanta packing its bags back to Georgia early in the NFL playoffs ... again.


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