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

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The Seattle Seahawks will cover the most miles of any NFL team. They are scheduled to traverse 29,446 miles on their eight road trips. The Seahawks will cross a total of 34 time zones. That includes nine each way to and from Seattle to Munich, Germany, where they meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 13.

The distance around Earth at the equator is 24,901 miles. The other teams traveling a distance greater than “around the world” this season are New OrleansJacksonvilleDenver, and Miami.

Ahead of the NFL schedule release on May 12, Bookies.com looked at every NFL team’s road opponents for the 2022-23 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.

The Saints, Jaguars, and Broncos have games scheduled in London this year. The Dolphins (25,178 miles and 14 time zones) traverse the most miles of any team not leaving the Continental United States.

This season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will travel the fewest miles of any NFL team. The Steelers’ schedule has the team never leaving the Eastern Time Zone. The team will cover 6,442 miles or just 21% of the distance traveled by the Seahawks.


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 2022-23 NFL 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 milage was calculated by using the linear distance between each stadium city.

32 NFL Team Travel Totals For Upcoming Season

TeamTotal MileageTime Zones
Seattle Seahawks29,44634
Denver Broncos27,39832
Jacksonville Jaguars25,53422
Miami Dolphins25,17814
New Orleans Saints24,97630
Tampa Bay Buccaneers23,76426
LA Chargers23,26630
San Francisco 49ers20,79222
Las Vegas Raiders20,73426
New York Giants20,61422
Arizona Cardinals19,61620
Dallas Cowboys19,56614
New England Patriots18,94414
Minnesota Vikings18,36022
Green Bay Packers17,79422
LA Rams17,20420
Kansas City Chiefs16,74622
Carolina Panthers16,49414
Houston Texans16,22414
New York Jets16,15414
Atlanta Falcons15,64814
Indianapolis Colts14,26018
Buffalo Bills13,98410
Philadelphia Eagles13,94010
Washington Commanders13,67012
Tennessee Titans12,48414
Cincinnati Bengals10,8364
Chicago Bears10,0868
Cleveland Browns9,9862
Baltimore Ravens9,5002
Detroit Lions8,3488
Pittsburgh Steelers6,4420

Depending on how the overall schedule is formulated, the Seahawks may be able to trim a few miles depending on where they play before heading to Germany. But the only other road opponent the Seahawks have in the Eastern Time Zone this season is the Detroit Lions. The team would likely head for its game in Germany against “DIE ZIEGE” and his Tampa Bay squad from the Pacific Northwest coming off, or heading into, the bye.

Thanks to that “home” game in Munich, the Buccaneers will travel 23,764 miles. In addition to Tampa Bay’s game in Munich, Germany (4,981 miles each way from Tampa), the Buccaneers have a 4,738-mile round trip in-store when they visit the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, California. The Buccaneers are the top pick out of the NFC to win the Super Bowl at +700 with DraftKings. Some trips could be combined depending on how each team’s schedule is formulated and their travel preferences.


Longest & Shortest Road Trips


The Buffalo Bills are the current NFL betting favorite to win the Super Bowl at +650 NFL odds with DraftKings. They will travel 13,984 miles this regular season, crossing 10 time zones. Their longest round trip is a 5,072-mile journey to visit the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. That game could likely be the NFL season opener.

The shortest “road trip” this season is zero miles when the Rams play host to the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. The teams share the site for their home games.

The 10,566-mile round trip between Seattle and Munich is the longest in the NFL this season. The longest round trip for any team within the Continental United States belongs to the Carolina Panthers, who will travel 5,528 miles in going to and from Seattle.

The Denver Broncos, who play the Jaguars in London, make 32 time-zone changes during the regular season. That’s the most in the AFC.

This year, the unbalanced NFL schedule has each NFC team with nine home games and eight games on the road.

There will be five games total played outside the U.S. in 2022. The Seahawks and Buccaneers meet in Germany. The Arizona Cardinals have a “home” game in Mexico City against the San Francisco 49ers. In London, the Jaguars play the Broncos, the Green Bay Packers face the New York Giants, and the New Orleans Saints face off against the Minnesota Vikings.

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
LVR5782
LAR8042
SF14522
DEN15140
SEA27182
MIN31342
CAR35684
ATL36544
SF @Mexico City21942
TOTAL1961620

(Note: Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time, but is considered Mountain Time for this study since it will change back to Standard Time midway through the season.)

ATLANTA FALCONS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CAR4840
TB9200
NO9382
CIN9900
WAS12980
BAL13480
LAR43966
SEA52746
TOTAL1564814

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NYG3800
NYJ3800
PIT4660
CLE7140
NE7900
CIN10040
JAX14900
TB19560
NO23202
TOTAL95002

BUFFALO BILLS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
DET5260
BAL6620
NYJ6740
CIN8440
NE8860
CHI10502
KC19422
MIA23480
LAR50726
TOTAL1398410

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL4840
NO15302
TB11220
BAL8400
CIN8500
NYG12160
LAR49246
SEA55286
TOTAL1649414

CHICAGO BEARS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
GB3960
DET5402
MIN8280
ATL13542
NYJ15682
NYG15682
NE19142
DAL19180
TOTAL100868

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
BAL4840
CLE5420
PIT5660
DAL10042
NE12760
NO16082
NYJ16560
TB17960
TEN19042
TOTAL108364

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
PIT2500
BUF3460
CIN5420
BAL7140
WAS7220
CAR10340
ATL13380
MIA24620
HOU25782
TOTAL99862

DALLAS COWBOYS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
TEN13700
MIN19160
JAX10322
GB26220
WAS27302
LAR28044
PHI29602
NYG31322
TOTAL1956614

DENVER BRONCOS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
KC11542
LVR15062
LAC20602
LAR20602
TEN22922
SEA26262
CAR31044
BAL32664
JAX @London937012
TOTAL2739832

DETROIT LIONS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CHI5402
GB5822
NYG9480
NYJ9480
CAR10100
MIN10842
NE12080
DAL20282
TOTAL83488

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CHI3960
MIN5200
DET5402
BUF9582
WAS13782
PHI14562
TB23702
MIA26942
NYG @London768212
TOTAL1779422

HOUSTON TEXANS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
DAL5500
TEN15580
JAX16422
IND17322
DEN17562
CHI18840
MIA19162
LVR24524
NYG28342
TOTAL1622414

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
TEN5022
MIN10222
NYG12780
JAX14020
DAL15582
NE15860
HOU17322
DEN19984
LVR31826
TOTAL1426018

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
TEN10022
WAS13060
IND14020
PHI15180
HOU16422
DET16660
NYJ16800
KC19002
LAC46946
DEN @London852410
TOTAL2533422

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
IND9042
CIN10782
DEN11142
HOU12940
TB20782
ARI21042
LVR22824
SF29184
LAC29764
TOTAL1674622

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAC7740
LAR7740
DEN12102
SEA17420
KC22824
NO30184
TEN31524
PIT38306
JAX39326
TOTAL2073426

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
SF6180
LVR7740
ARI12202
DEN20602
KC29764
HOU32264
IND38626
ATL42286
CLE43026
TOTAL2326630

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAC00
SF6180
ARI8042
SEA19200
KC27084
NO33384
GB35164
TB43006
TOTAL1720420

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CIN18880
BAL18940
NYJ21762
DET22900
CHI23602
NE24540
LAC46584
SF51106
TOTAL2517814

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
GB5000
CHI8180
DET10842
BUF14762
WAS18722
PHI19662
MIA26122
NO @London802212
TOTAL1836022

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NYJ3400
BUF8860
PIT9360
CLE10780
GB17162
MIN22362
MIA24540
ARI45764
LVR47226
TOTAL1894414

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL9382
TB9622
CAR15302
PIT18402
PHI21762
ARI26402
SF37864
MIN @London925412
TOTAL2497630

NEW YORK GIANTS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
PHI1660
WAS3960
TEN15142
JAX16800
MIN20182
DAL31322
SEA47886
GB @London692010
TOTAL2061422

NEW YORK JETS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NE3400
PIT6200
BUF6740
CLE7960
GB15002
MIN20182
MIA21760
DEN32424
SEA47886
TOTAL1615414

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
NYG1660
WAS2340
DET8840
IND11660
CHI13282
HOU26802
DAL29602
ARI41624
TOTAL1394010

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
CLE2500
BUF3580
BAL3920
CIN5140
PHI5140
IND6580
CAR7260
ATL10440
MIA20060
TOTAL64420

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
LAR6180
LVR7720
SEA14180
DEN18602
CHI36824
ATL42246
CAR45526
ARI @Mexico City36660
TOTAL2079222

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ARI13592
LAR19200
SF14180
LAC19200
KC29704
NO37864
DET41486
TB @Munich1056618
TOTAL2944634

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
ATL9200
NO9622
PIT17480
DAL18342
ARI36004
SF47386
SEA @Munich996212
TOTAL2376426

TENNESSEE TITANS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
IND2512
KC9440
JAX10022
WAS11462
GB11600
BUF12522
PHI13662
HOU15580
LAC35544
TOTAL1248414

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS

Road OpponentRT MileageTime Zones
PHI3340
NYG3960
DET7960
IND9940
CHI11982
HOU24522
DAL27302
SF48706
TOTAL1367012

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