The Patriots may be missing some key players on offense, but one team that won’t offer them any sympathy is the Falcons, who enter Sunday night’s showdown equally decimated by injuries.
The Falcons will likely be without running back Stephen Jackson for the second straight week with a thigh injury, and same with left tackle Sam Baker, dealing with knee and foot injuries.
They also lost a couple of crucial pieces on defense to long-term injuries: pass rusher Kroy Biermann, who tore his Achilles’, and young star linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who is on the eight-week injured reserve with a broken foot.
That list doesn’t include four-time Pro Bowl receiver Roddy White, who has been hobbled by a high ankle sprain all season. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.