Zuerlein presumably suffered the injury during Friday's practice, as he was a late addition to the final injury report. Even if he's able to play, he's attached to a terrible offense that has a highly difficult matchup.
He'll be replaced this weekend by veteran kicker Shayne Graham, who joined the Falcons earlier this week after Bryant strained his quad Wednesday during practice.
Bryant is a long shot to play Sunday against the Vikings, especially since the Falcons went out and signed Shayne Graham earlier in the week.
The Panthers controlled the clock through much of the game, but their failure to convert on eight of their 16 third-down chances worked to the benefit of Gano. A blocked kick by the Cowboys on his final attempt from the field was the only thing that stood in the way of a perfect day for Gano, who has recorded double-digit points in four of his last five games.
The Falcons haven't ruled Bryant out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but the fact that the team move so swiftly to add another kicker suggests that Bryant is in danger of missing the contest.
Graham was added by the team Thursday, with Matt Bryant having strained his quad Wednesday during practice and thus potentially missing Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Until the Falcons sign another kicker, Bryant should be considered good to go for Sunday's contest against the Vikings. Typically one of the highest-scoring kicking options in the NFL, he's fallen all the way to 18th in scoring with 68 points, as the Falcons have sputtered after a fast start to the season.
After Gostkowski extended his team-record streak to 31 straight field goals in the first quarter of the contest, he missed on a 54-yard attempt in the third quarter. Nevertheless, Gostkowski continues to lead NFL kickers in scoring with 105 points through 10 games.
Hauschka had not botched a PAT since 2012. He's been his usual stellar self otherwise, missing just one field-goal attempt this season, and that one was blocked. His 21 field goals are only two off the league leader, and he's made four 50-yarders, second in the league.
Catanzaro's quiet start to the contest was a direct result of a scuffling offense that handed him only one extra-point attempt, but Carson Palmer emerged from halftime with a fire in his belly, firing three touchdowns in the third quarter alone. After striking true on that trio of point-afters, he kept the Cardinals afloat with a 24-yard field goal at the 6:27 mark of the fourth quarter to push the lead to 10. However, the deficit was quickly wiped away, before Palmer drove the length of the field with a minute remaining to set Catanzaro up for the game-sealing kick. Sunday's 10-point effort has thus pushed Catanzaro to 92 on the season, which is good for fifth-most in the NFL.