Ryan Longwell reportedly will take over kicking duties for the injured Steven Hauschka, and the Hawks have replaced Chris Clemons for now. But they need to address kicker and the pass rush more permanently after the season.
The loss of Clemons against Washington means Irvin, the team’s surprise first-round pick, must step up against Atlanta.
The Seattle Seahawks overcame a 14-0 deficit and a poor performance in the red zone to knock off the Washington Redskins and move on to play the Atlanta Falcons next Sunday.
No matter what they do in these playoffs, the Seahawks are built for long-term success and will be a factor for years to come.
Coach Pete Carroll predicted his top aides might be sought by teams looking for coaches, so he surely was not surprised when the Philadelphia Eagles came calling about defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. And he would not be surprised if offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and assistant head coach Tom Cable get calls either.
Washington is a lot like the San Francisco team that was blown out by Seattle two weeks ago, but the Hawks will have to stop the running game and beat Jim Haslett’s exotic blitzes.
The biggest injury to watch in Seattle’s game against Washington is Robert Griffin III’s sprained knee.
Walter Thurmond is on IR, but Browner returns to his spot opposite Richard Sherman, and Jeremy Lane and Byron Maxwell are more experienced after having filled in for Browner over the last three weeks.
Coach Pete Carroll calls Wilson’s development “instrumental” in Seattle’s ability to finish games and make the playoffs this season.
Hard-fought 20-13 victory over Jeff Fisher’s team serves as good tuneup for playoffs.