The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons released their inactive reports for Week 16 Monday Night Football and we have some surprises. The 49ers announced that Mario Manningham will be inactive, while Quinton Patton will be active. This is not a shock after Manningham missed practice on Saturday.
Mike Iupati is active for the first time in several weeks as he has been recovering from an MCL injury. He will be back in the starting lineup, with Adam Snyder once again serving as the primary OL backup. Joe Looney is inactive once again.
Will Tukuafu is active in his first game back with the 49ers. I suspect Anthony Dixon gets most of the fullback work, but Tukuafu will likely work in some of the heavy packages.
49ers inactives: TE Derek Carrier, LB Nick Moody, OG Ryan Seymour, DT Quinton Dial, OG Joe Looney, WR Mario Manningham, WR Jon Baldwin
Falcons inactives: WR Darius Johnson, RB Josh Vaughan, S Zeke Motta, LB Sean Witherspoon, OT Terren Jones, OT Sean Locklear, DT Travian Robertson