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Seahawk defense, crowd ready to blast Giants


It's been a long time since the defense has been the star of the Seahawk franchise, but the Times' Jerry Brewer is just the latest to write about that side of the ball.

The crowd has been a star in Seattle for some time, and don't expect it to be any different this Sunday when the Giants visits. That crowd won't be cheering Pork Chop Womack, however, because he's hurt and out for six weeks with a knee injury. Chris Spencer fills in for Womack.

There will be one person in the stands Sunday who may be tempted to cheer a little for the Giants: Betsy Hasselbeck, whose sons Matt (the Seattle starting quarterback) and Tim (the New York backup QB) have put her in this predicament.

With Womack and tight end Itula Mili out and his offense not playing up to its potential yet, Hawk coach Mike Holmgren is looking for ways to improve its efficiency.

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