Seahawks can set road-wins franchise record on Sunday


Nov 10, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) calls a play in the huddle in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

It seems like a number of franchise records have been broken by the 2013 Seahawks. Every week, a new record seems to be tied or broken by the team.

On Sunday, another record can be broken — this one for the most wins on the road in franchise history.

Originally set in 1984 and tied in 2005, the record is five wins on the road in a single season. This season, the Seahawks are 5-1 away from CenturyLink Field and have a chance to be 6-1 if they beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Both the 1984 and 2005 teams finished the year 5-3 on the road. The 2013 Seahawks have one more road game after Sunday’s game in San Francisco. On Dec. 15, the Seahawks will visit the New York Giants (5-7).

The Philadelphia Eagles (7-5) are the only other team in the NFL that has five wins on the road this year. The Eagles are 5-1 away from home, but 2-4 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Last year, the Seahawks started 1-5 on the road before winning their last two road games en route to an 11-5 record.

On Sunday, the Seahawks can also clinch the NFC West for the first time since 2010. That year, the 7-9 Seahawks became the first team to win their division with a losing record.

The 49ers have owned the division title for the past two years.

The last time the Seahawks clinched with a winning record was 2007.