Panthers WR Steve Smith vs. Falcons CB Desmond Trufant: Smith, 34, leads the team in receptions. He has 32 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns. He’s as feisty as ever and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing. The Falcons held him to three catches for 52 yards in the first meeting last season, but he erupted for seven catches for 109 yards in the second game. The Falcons haven’t been shy about leaving Trufant, a rookie, in man-to-man coverage. He went against Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald last week. He leads the team with seven pass breakups, according to the coaches’ film review stats.
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