As expected, linebacker Quincy Black is inactive for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dekoda Watson should take his place in the starting lineup, and I wouldn't expect that to be a major problem. One other interesting inactive is Derek Hardman, which means Demar Dotson has been promoted to the active roster. Dotson looked pretty good at right tackle in the preseason, although he probably won't come in unless injuries strike.
Meanwhile, the Falcons are missing their starting outside linebacker Stephen Nicholas. That's a decent but not huge blow to their defense. In addition, CB Kelvin Hayden and DT Jonathan Babineaux are both out as reported earlier this week. This means the Falcons are missing their best defensive tackle and their starting nickel cornerback. They do get C Todd McClure back to the starting lineup, which should boost their offensive line.
Full list of inactives:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Sammie Stroughter, RB Allen Bradford, S Larry Asante, CB Anthony Gaitor, LB Quincy Black, T Derek Hardman and T James Lee.
Atlanta Falcons: CB Kelvin Hayden, CB Darrin Walls, LB Stephen Nicholas, 66 C Brett Romberg, 79 OG Mike Johnson, 95 DT Jonathan Babineaux, 98 DE Cliff Matthews