Franchise-best road record on line

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks haven't lost back-to-back games since October of last season. If they win Sunday at MetLife Stadium, the Seahawks will set a franchise record of six road victories in the regular season.

Clearly, Seattle (11-2) should win against the 5-8 Giants, but here's one scary statistic:

The Seahawks have lost the next game after losing at San Francisco in each of the last four seasons. Seattle lost last weekend 19-17 at Candlestick Park, the final time the Seahawks will play in the archaic old stadium by the bay.

A game against the NFC West rivals always is a physical, tough matchup that can take a lot out of both teams. And the Seahawks are traveling coast-to-coast to play a game at 10 a.m. PT, which has caused problems for Seattle over the years.

The season, however, has proven otherwise. The Seahawks are 3-1 this year in games that started at 10 a.m. PT. And this Seattle team is a far better one than any of the four that lost after being defeated in San Francisco the previous four years. The combined record of those teams after the 49ers loss was 11-12.