Rookie DE Bruce Irvin will start Sunday's Divisional playoff game against the Falcons.
The Seahawks lost their best end Chris Clemons to a torn ACL and meniscus in last Sunday's win over the Redskins. "This is Bruce's opportunity. This is what we drafted him to play and we'll see how he does," coach Pete Carroll said. "We expect him to do really well as he steps up." Irvin can certainly fill Clemons' shoes as a pass-rusher, but his ability to hold up in the run game is a question.