Panthers lose 2 guards; Falcons DT Peters hurt

The Carolina Panthers have lost starting right guard Chris Scott

and his primary backup, Jeff Byers, to injuries during the first

half of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Carolina has been forced to go with a Nate Chandler, a converted

defensive lineman, at right guard. Scott left the game with a knee

injury and Byers lasted only one series before leaving with an

ankle injury.

The Panthers have already lost their two starting guards – Amini

Silatolu and Garry Williams – to season-ending injuries.

Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters was helped off the field

in the third quarter with a knee injury. His return is