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Holmgren says Seahawks will bounce back against Saints

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SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks are preparing to play New Orleans this Sunday. But even though the Saints are winless, the Seahawks are going to have to make some adjustments with the loss of two key players. But coach Mike Holmgren says not to worry. He says "We'll bounce back."

One big loss was fullback Mack Strong. The 36-year-old announced Monday that his 15-year career is over because of a herniated disk in his neck. Strong's backup is Maurice Morris.

And Deion Branch, a new favorite receiver for quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, is not expected to play again until November 4th because of a sprained foot.

Holmgren's reassurances come despite Seattle's 21-0 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, the team's first shutout since Week 1 of the 2000 season. But the Seahawks are still tied with Arizona at 3-2 for the NFC West lead with 11 games left.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)