RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It all went just about perfect for Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks.
They avoided looking past lowly Jacksonville and turned in an impressive 45-17 rout on Sunday that put Seattle in position for possibly the first 4-0 start in franchise history.
Seattle didn't come away healthy. Defensive end Red Bryant left the game with back spasms and was sore Monday, but Carroll believes he'll be fine in a few days. Jermaine Kearse suffered a sprained ankle, but was no longer in a walking boot Monday, and right tackle Breno Giacomini had a sore knee that caused him to be pulled early.
None of those are expected to be long-term issues and the Seahawks should have starting outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (hamstring) back for Sunday's game at Houston.