This was a game the Seattle Seahawks were told they couldn't win. They have struggled with road wins, particularly those with a 1:00 EST start.
The Giants were playing solid football and Seattle came into the game with a 1-3 record.
Seattle had lost 11 of their last 12 games in the Eastern Time Zone, and hadn't beaten the Giants on the road since the season they made their only conference championship game...in the AFC. Most of their team wasn't even born then.
The Giants might have given too much credence to the reports that Seattle couldn't win this game. Pete Carroll didn't pay attention to them at all, and neither did his team. He stated last week that he felt the team had worked through their East Coast issues and that his team would be ready to play on Sunday—and win.
Led by amazing special teams play and a balanced effort on offense and defense, Seattle pulled the upset that they just missed getting last week. Five turnovers by their defense didn't hurt, either.