Even with Seattle's playoffs hopes gone, Pete Carroll doesn't intend on using the final week of the regular season as a trial to see what the Seahawks might have for next year.
After all, the Seahawks' late-season run that got them back into the playoff conversation was centered largely on young players with a future in Seattle.
''I don't think we're changing anything in that regard. We're going to try to win the football game,'' Carroll said Monday. ''To look at something for the future is not on our minds at all. We want to come back and play another good game of football.''
Seattle's slim playoff hopes were dashed Saturday in a 19-17 loss to NFC West champion San Francisco. The Seahawks (7-8) were going to need plenty of help from others to even have postseason hopes going into the final week, but David Akers' fourth field goal of the game gave the 49ers the lead with 2:57 left and Seattle couldn't answer.