NASHVILLE—An already eventful week for Seahawks safety Julian Love got even better this weekend, and just in time for him to make it to Nashville for his team's Week 16 game against the Titans.
Love did not travel with the team Friday, as he was with his wife, Julia, awaiting the birth of their baby boy. Their son, Noah, arrived Friday, allowing for Love to fly from Seattle to Nashville on Saturday to join his team ahead of Sunday's game.
Love did not practice this week, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed his support for Love to potentially miss the game if the baby didn't arrive in time.
"Whatever he's got to do, he's got to take care of his wife and family and all that," Carroll said Friday.
The birth of his son is the latest and by far most significant moment in a memorable week for Love. Love began his week by recording a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions in Monday night's win over the Eagles, including a spectacular toe-tapping sideline grab in the game's final seconds to clinch the victory. Then on Wednesday, Love was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.
And now, as a new dad, Love will take the field Sunday after a whirlwind week to try to help the Seahawks earn another victory that would be crucial for their playoff hopes.
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