Polite and running back Antone Smith are both out with hamstring injuries, making the Falcons thin in the backfield. Cornerback Chris Owens is inactive with a head injury.
Here is a look at the Falcons' inactive list:
QB Dominque Davis
T Lamar Holmes
CB Chris Owens
TE Michael Palmer
FB Lousaka Polite
RB Antone Smith
For the Panthers, two offensive linemen are on the inactive list: guard Mike Pollak and tackle Bruce Campbell.
Panthers' inactives: Joe Adams, Clausen, D.J. Campbell, Mike Pollak, Antwan Applewhite, Bruce Campbell, Frank Kearse.- Joe Person (@josephperson) September 30, 2012
Carolina is coming off a disappointing defeat at the hands of the New York Giants last Thursday.
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