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NFL Schedule Release 2024: How Many Miles Will Your Team Travel?

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NFL Schedule Release 2024: How Many Miles Will Your Team Travel?

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The Los Angeles Chargers will travel the most miles of any NFL team this season – without leaving the United States. The Chargers will cover 26,803 miles this season make 36 time zone changes. That includes 5 scheduled trips to the Eastern Time Zone. 

Overall, four NFL teams this season will travel more miles than it takes to go around the world. 

The distance around Earth at the equator is 24,901 miles. The other three traveling a distance greater than "around the world" this season are the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins. The Seahawks and Dolphins are scheduled to play each other at Lumen Field in Seattle this season.

The Washington Commanders will cover the least amount of distance. They are to travel 10,550 miles and cross 10 time zones. Nearly 40% of their road miles and more than 50% of their time zones will be covered when they travel to State Farm Stadium to play the Arizona Cardinals. 

The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos put their horses to the test, as each team will leave its time zone for every road trip.

Ahead of the NFL schedule release, Bookies.com looked at every NFL team's road opponents for the 2024-25 regular season, along with the five international games, to compute the linear miles each team will travel and how many times they cross into a new time zone on each round trip.

How Far Will Each NFL Team Travel This Season?

Here is a breakdown of the travel mileage in store for all 32 NFL teams for the 2023-24 NFL betting regular season. These numbers include mileage for teams playing in the five NFL international games this season (home and away teams, as both will be traveling). 

The mileage was calculated by using the linear air distance between each stadium via Google Earth. This year, the NFL schedule has each AFC team with nine road games, and each NFC team with eight. 

TeamTotal MileageAvg. Miles / RTTime Zones
LA Chargers268032978.11 36
Miami Dolphins25869 2874.3316
Seattle Seahawks25797 3227.6228
New England Patriots25071 2785.6626
San Francisco 49ers245753071.8728
LA Rams242633032.87 26
Las Vegas Raiders23345 2593.8834
Philadelphia Eagles 22756 2528.4412
New York Jets22397 2239.724
Green Bay Packers22209 2776.1216
Jacksonville Jaguars22075 2207.50 20
Carolina Panthers 21288 2365.3326
Arizona Cardinals21064 2633.0026
Denver Broncos19670 2185.5526
Chicago Bears19558 2173.1126
New York Giants19295 2411.8720
Minnesota Vikings19030 2114.426
Dallas Cowboys 18293 2286.6218
Houston Texans18052 2005.778
Kansas City Chiefs16719 1857.6624
Buffalo Bills16710 1856.6614
Baltimore Ravens 15424 1713.77 12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15303 1912.87 12
Detroit Lions 143281791.00 22
Cleveland Browns13998 1555.3312
Tennessee Titans133111479.0016
New Orleans Saints13084 1635.5014
Atlanta Falcons12416 1552.00 14
Pittsburgh Steelers12047 1338.5510
Indianapolis Colts11497 1277.4412
Cincinnati Bengals10611 1179.0012
Washington Commanders10550 1318.7518

Five teams have international “home” games scheduled in 2024. The Philadelphia Eagles play their 2024 season “home” opener as the “home” team on Friday, September 6 at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil against the Green Bay Packers

The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings each have "home" games at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Jacksonville Jaguars also return to England’s capital. Jacksonville will again play back-to-back games in England, with the first one coming against the Bears at Tottenham Hotspur on October 13 as the "road" team. The Patriots cross the pond a week later to face Jacksonville (which will be the "home" team) on October 20 at Wembley Stadium. The New York Jets face the Vikings in London on October 6. 

The Carolina Panthers will be the “home” team in a game at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, against the New York Giants on November 10. 

How Far Will The Super Bowl Favorites Travel?

The Kansas City Chiefs will open the 2024-25 NFL season. They play host to the Baltimore Ravens in a rematch of the AFC Championship Game on Thursday night, September 5. They are the betting favorites to win the Super Bowl at +550 NFL odds with DraftKings. The Chiefs are scheduled to travel 16,719 miles this season, crossing 24 times zones. 

The San Francisco 49ers are the top pick out of the NFC to win the Super Bowl at +600 NFL betting odds at DraftKings. They are scheduled to travel the fourth most miles of any NFL team not leaving the United States: 24,575 miles. That includes 26 time zone changes. 

Some trips could be combined depending on how each team's schedule is formulated and their travel preferences. Last year, however, the Seattle Seahawks led the NFL with 31,600 miles traveled and 36 time zone changes. And they had to make all scheduled 5 trips to the Eastern Time Zone from home because of how their home and road dates fell.

The Indianapolis Colts traveled the fewest miles of any NFL team last season. The Colts left the Eastern Time Zone just twice (to play AFC South opponents Houston and Tennessee) and covered a mere 7,833 miles. 

Longest, Shortest Domestic Trips On Schedule

This year’s schedule features the longest domestic and shortest possible road trips in the NFL between two different stadiums. The longest domestic trip – 5,439 miles – has the Dolphins crossing the continent to visit the Seahawks. Lumen Field in Seattle and Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida have the most miles between them of any two venues in the NFL. 

The shortest possible road trip in the NFL between two different stadiums will be replicated when the Washington Commanders visit Baltimore. Midfield at FedEx Field and M&T Bank Stadium are 28.68 miles apart on a straight line. The drive takes about an hour, accounting for traffic. 

SoFi Stadium in Englewood, California (Rams and Chargers) and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Jets and Giants) are shared by two teams each. Last season, the Giants “played host” to the Jets. 

NFL Road Trip Team-By-Team Breakdown

Here is the breakdown for every NFL team this season, plus the five games scheduled to be played outside the United States. It includes each team's road opponents, the total mileage to complete each trip and the number of time-zone changes.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAR 7300
SF1232 0
SEA22100
MIN 25484
GB29924
CAR3574 6
BUF3814 6
MIA39646
TOTAL2106426

(Note: Arizona is on Mountain Standard Time but does not observe Daylight Savings Time. For this study, the time zone measurements are based on the current time differences, which do change mid-season.)

ATLANTA FALCONS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CAR 5570
TB 8300
NO854 2
WAS 11020
PHI 13420
MIN1809 2
DEN 24274
LV 34956
TOTAL1241614

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NYG344 0
PIT3970
CLE6170
CIN852 0
TB 17040
KC 19082
DAL 2452 2
HOU2507 2
LAC 4643 6
TOTAL1542412

BUFFALO BILLS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
DET438 0
BAL532 0
NYJ 5490
NE7680
IND8710
MIA2332 0
HOU 2580 2
SEA 42326
LAR4408 6
TOTAL16710 14

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL 5570
WAS672 0
PHI 897 0
TB1020 0
CHI 11712
NO 1298 2
DEN2714 4
LV 38376
Munich (x)912212
TOTAL 2128826
(x) = Home Game At Munich’s Allianz Arena

CHICAGO BEARS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
IND 328 2
GB 3670
DET 4732
MIN710 0
WAS1203 2
HOU18940
ARI 29174
SF 26824
London (x) 7984 12
TOTAL 19558 26
x = Home Game At London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CLE446 0
TEN 474 2
PIT 5130
CAR 670 0
BAL 8520
KC1069 2
NYG1131 0
DAL 16560
LAC3800 0
TOTAL1061112

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
PIT 2290
CIN 4460
BAL6170
WAS 624 0
PHI 719 0
JAX 1545 0
DEN2452 4
LV 3659 6
NO 3707 2
TOTAL 13998 12

DALLAS COWBOYS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL 14722
CAR 18892
CLE 2078 2
PIT2167 2
WAS 2415 2
PHI 2625 2
NYG 2770 2
SF 2877 4
TOTAL18293 18

DENVER BRONCOS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
KC1092 2
LV 12172
LAC 1674 2
SEA2035 2
NO 2163 2
CIN2186 4
BAL3015 4
TB 3039 4
NYJ 3249 4
TOTAL19670 26

DETROIT LIONS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CHI 473 2
IND 4820
GB 5052
MIN1083 2
DAL 2026 2
HOU 22242
ARI 33886
SF 4147 6
TOTAL14328 22

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CHI 3670
DET5052
MIN 5140
TEN 1159 0
JAX 2080 2
SEA 3288 4
LAR 3527 4
x-PHI 10769 4
TOTAL 22209 14
x = Road Game At Sao Paulo Brazil

HOUSTON TEXANS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
DAL 468 0
KC 1298 0
JAX 16492
IND 2
MIN 2126 0
GB 2199 0
TEN 25020
NYJ 28852
NE 31832
TOTAL180528

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
TEN 501 2
GB 683 2
MIN 10212
NYG 12820
NYJ 12820
JAX 14010
NE1586 0
HOU17420
DEN 1999 4
TOTAL 11497 12

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
MIA 6260
TEN 10032
IND1401 0
PHI 1509 0
HOU 16492
DET 1668 0
BUF1748 0
LV 39426
NE-London (x) 852410
CHI (y) 50
TOTAL 22075 22
x = Home Game At London’s Wembley Stadium
y = Road Game At London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
DEN 1128 2
ATL 1338 2
CLE1388 2
PIT 1548 2
CAR 1590 2
BUF 1715 2
LV 2298 4
LAC2733 4
SF 2981 4
TOTAL16719 24

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAC463 0
LAR463 0
DEN 12172
KC22984
NO 30204
CIN 3367 6
TB 39686
BAL 4208 6
MIA 4348 6
TOTAL23345 34

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LV4630
ARI 7010
DEN 16742
KC2273 4
ATL3877 6
CLE 4105 6
CAR 42536
PIT4278 6
NE 51796
TOTAL 26803 36

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ARI 7010
SF 7300
SEA 19300
NO 3348 4
CHI3501 4
DET 3975 6
NYJ 4899 6
NE 5179 6
TOTAL 24263 26

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
HOU 1923 2
IND 2026 0
CLE 2155 0
NYJ 2171 0
BUF 2332 0
NE 2451 0
GB 2707 2
LAR 4665 6
SEA 54396
TOTAL 2586916

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
GB514 0
CHI 710 0
DET 1083 2
TEN 1160 0
NYG 2020 2
JAX 2080 2
SEA 3287 4
LAR 3527 4
London (x) 8176 12
TOTAL 1903026
x = Home Game At London’s Wembley Stadium

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NYJ340 0
BUF 7680
CIN 1454 0
CHI 16822
TEN 1854 2
MIA 2451 0
ARI45876
SF 5351 6
JAX (x) 6584 10
TOTAL25071 26
(x) - at London’s Wembley Stadium

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL 854 2
DAL 913 0
TB956 2
CAR1298 2
KC 1353 0
GB 2023 0
NYG 2339 2
LAC 3348 4
TOTAL 13084 12

NEW YORK GIANTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
PHI171 0
WAS 396 0
PIT 625 0
CLE 799 0
ATL 14950
DAL 27702
SEA 4971 6
CAR (x) 806812
TOTAL19295 20
(x) - at Munich’s Allianz Arena

NEW YORK JETS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NE3400
BUF 5490
PIT6250
TEN 1514 2
JAX 1679 0
MIA21710
ARI 4288 6
SF 5093 6
MIN (x) 6938 10
TOTAL 2239724
(x) - at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
WAS 1270
NYG1710
BAL 177 0
CIN 1003 0
TB 18480
NO 2173 2
DAL 2770 0
LAR 49726
Sao Paulo (x) 9515 2
TOTAL 22756 12
(x) - Home Game At Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CLE2290
WAS 393 0
BAL 397 0
CIN 5130
PHI 517 0
IND 1166 0
ATL 13270
DEN 3152 4
LV 4353 6
TOTAL 12047 10

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAR7300
ARI 1232 0
SEA1409 0
MIN 3144 4
GB 3643 4
BUF 4574 6
TB 4734 6
MIA 5109 6
TOTAL 24575 26

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAR7300
SF 14090
ARI22100
CHI3468 4
DET3866 6
ATL 4354 6
NYJ 47916
NE 4969 6
TOTAL25797 28

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL 8300
NO 956 2
CAR 1298 0
DAL 18582
DET 1986 0
NYG 2015 0
KC 20572
LAC4303 2
TOTAL 15303 12

TENNESSEE TITANS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
IND 5012
CHI 792 0
DET 941 2
JAX10032
WAS11492
BUF1247 2
MIA1608 2
HOU2502 0
LAC3568 4
TOTAL1331116

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
BAL 570
PHI 127 0
NYG 396 0
CIN 822 0
NO 1099 0
TB 1644 2
DAL 2415 2
ARI 3990 6
TOTAL 10550 10

About the Author

Bill Speros for Bookies.com
Bill Speros
Bill Speros is an award-winning journalist and editor whose career includes stops at USA Today Sports Network / Golfweek, Cox Media, ESPN, Orlando Sentinel and Denver Post.