The Seahawks aren't just hurting at defensive end heading into Sunday's game in Atlanta.
“Hauschka, he actually felt a little better today. He's got a calf strain that came up during the game,” coach Pete Carroll said Monday. “I don't know if you guys caught it, but his limping to the point of the kick the first time was just -- just broke your heart. It looked so sad because he couldn't run.”
Punter Jon Ryan took over kickoffs from Hauschka, who continued to handle placekicking with his planting leg taped. He made his three field-goal tries and an extra point in the 24-14 win. But none of the field goals was longer than 32 yards.
For the season, Hauschka is 27 of 30 on field-goal attempts.
The Seahawks, who have won six straight, are 2.5-point underdogs at top-seeded Atlanta.
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