They need to get the situations settled before they face the league's sack leader — Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, who has 13.5 sacks.
Left tackle Sam Baker, who had been out with a back injury, returned to practice last week and could be ready for action against the Vikings. However, his backup Will Svitek, has been stout in the four starts.
Svitek, who has received some help from backs and tight ends on chip blocks, has not given up a sack while going against Detroit's Kyle Vanden Bosch, Indianapolis Dwight Freeney, New Orleans' Will Allen and Tennessee's Jason Jones.
"The guys that didn't play in the game have already all worked with our athletic performance staff (Monday), have gotten a workout," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "Sam practiced on a limited basis and we'll continue to see how he progresses. We think, because he's been able to increase his workload each and every day, that he will continue to increase that workload and get back to full speed."
The staff has not made a decision on how they will proceed at left tackle.
"We're not going to make that determination until we get Sam back out there on the field," Smith said.
Baker, a former first-round pick, struggled early in the season with playing with his back issue. While a lot of attention was paid to Baker's struggles, he's only credited with giving up three sacks, while right tackle Tyson Clabo has given up five, according to Stats Pass LLC.
Right guard Garrett Reynolds has given up three sacks, Center-guard Joe Hawley has given up 2.5 sacks and left guard Justin Blalock has given up 1.5 sacks. Center Todd McClure has not given up a sack and there are five unattributed sacks.
With Allen leading the way, the Vikings lead the league with 31 sacks, along with Washington and the New York Giants.
It was just his second 100-yard game of the season.
Last season, White led the league with 115 catches. He has 54 catches for 710 yards and three touchdowns.
"You just go through practice really hard and get yourself ready to go Sunday," White said. "We did a good job getting me the ball and making some plays. Coach said we were going to go out and kind of (out) tempo these guys. Get in and out of the huddle and try to full-court press those guys so we could go out there and get the looks we wanted, execute and throw the ball downfield."
White was targeted by quarterback Matt Ryan 14 times. It was only his second 100-yard receiving game of the season. He had 140 yards on nine catches against the Buccaneers on Sept. 25. This season he has been plagued by dropped passes, including one more on Sunday.
"Our game plan each and every week is to try to distribute the ball to the players that are going to be open," coach Mike Smith said. "Certain games, certain matchups dictate different ways the ball is going to go. We knew going in that if we had a certain matchup, we felt that Roddy was going to have a chance to be very successful."
White said it helped to get him into the offense early. He had three catches, for 25 yards, in the first half. His 43-yard reception on the Falcons' first drive of the second half set up a Michael Turner 4-yard touchdown run for a 20-3 lead.
"I feel like I get a good groove going when they get me the ball early," White said. "We did a good job today. We got a good tempo going early."
The Falcons have used their conventional two-running-back, two-receiver, one-tight-end formation to open eight games this season. Against Carolina on Oct. 16, they opened with two tight ends and one wide receiver.
Weems was targeted three times and caught three passes for 20 yards. He also caught three passes for 25 yards against the Saints.
Kerry Meier saw his most extensive action of the season from scrimmage, but he was not targeted on any pass plays.
The Falcons now have 16 sacks on the season, which is ranked tied for 28th.
Only Tampa Bay (15), Indianapolis (15) and Kansas City (nine) have fewer sacks than the Falcons.
Abraham, who dropped Locker in the fourth quarter, leads the Falcons with four sacks. The sack gave him 106.5 for his career and moved him past Trace Armstrong (106) for 18th place on the league's all-time list.
Abraham, who sacked Tennessee's Jake Locker in the fourth quarter, leads the Falcons with four sacks. The sack gave him 106.5 for his career and moved him past Trace Armstrong (106) for 18th place on the league's all-time sack list.