--LB Dan Morgan will be back in the lineup this week
after missing Week 2 with a hamstring injury. He practiced on Wednesday and
looked fine. The healthy Panthers have only two players even listed on the
injury report this week.
--LB Mike Caldwell remains questionable for this week
with a dislocated kneecap. If he plays, he'll participate almost exclusively on
special teams. He did not practice on Wednesday.
GAME PLAN: The Panthers will look to control the clock
and pound out yardage behind the running of Stephen Davis. On Sunday, the
Falcons showed they are vulnerable to a physical running attack and the Panthers
hope to exploit that on Sunday. Davis has yet to score for the Panthers, but has
gained at least 100 yards on the ground in each of his first two weeks.
MATCHUPS TO WATCH: Falcons TE Alge Crumpler vs.
Panthers linebackers -- This will be a good test for Carolina's linebackers
unit, which should get Dan Morgan back in the fold this week. Crumpler is
leading the Falcons in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. So far
the Panthers have been susceptible e to giving up passing yards to the tight