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Seahawks on the road, a lot

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:46 am with 10 Comments »
October 16, 2013 11:46 am

Sources tell me the Seahawks travel a lot. After all, I am writing this post from a plane.

Over at, they have a cool feature. They show the travel maps for all 32 teams in the league (go to a team’s page, click the specific year, then head to the “more” dropdown to find the travel maps).

The San Francisco 49ers will lead the league in miles traveled this season with 34,276 miles. Boosting their number is their trip to London later this month (which is that red line flying off the map and is 5,357 miles). Even without that, they would lead the league if that game was replaced with another road game.

Here’s their travel map:

sf 49ers

The Seahawks are right there with them, thanks to 28,268 miles traveled. The Seahawks are also in a run of four out of five and five out of seven games on the road, starting back in Week 4 at Houston. Here’s their map:

The Cardinals have it easier. A mere 22,996 miles. Their map:

arizona cardinals

No surprise the easiest travel in the division is for St. Louis. Only 14,512 miles:

STL Rams

Then, there’s Cleveland. The Browns could bus to almost all their road games. They travel just 6,578 miles:

Cleveland Browns

See you at the airport.

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. PugetHawk says:

    Pretty cool stuff. Just looking at the map, we are always going to have more travel miles than St. Louis and probably Arizona just because of where we are located.
    But I would rather travel a little more than live in Cleveland!

  2. ChrisHolmes says:

    Great maps!

    Traveling can be so draining… I’ve been impressed with the way we’ve handled it so far. I know some folks have been upset or disappointed at our “slow starts” on the road this year, but traveling really does suck some life out of you.

  3. montanamike2 says:

    I’d rather get the road games out of the way early on as much as possible. We have a favorable second half at home.

  4. doubledink says:

    Less life would be sucked if they would bump start times to 4:00 ET instead of 1:00 ET for PT zone teams. East coast teams frequently play in that time zone so I don’t think it would be a big deal. It definitely affects West coast teams.

  5. montanamike2 says:

    Totally agree about the 4:00 start times for west coast teams.

  6. Can’t change geography, but they can definitely change people’s minds by playing strong during those early road games. I feel that winning 3 out of 5 of those games is a huge step forward, and with the way ATL and NYG are playing, 4 out of 5 doesn’t look impossible.

    Only nice thing about the early games is that it’s less time to wait for the game to be on.

  7. RDPoulsbo says:

    Seattle only has SF and Oakland within 1000 air miles. Most of the west coast teams are in the same boat to a lesser extent. This is reason enough to end the 10am PST games, even though the league refuses to do so. Besides that, increasing 1pm PST games should increase TV viewership (see more money for NFL) by increasing the number of late games and chances to have ones of interest. Look at how many games are late as opposed to early and you’ll see what I mean. Balancing them out some should help their bottom line.

  8. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Living in N.Jersey Having spent this past weekend in Seattle I know exactley what they mean when they its tough to travel cross country. It takes a couple of days to get your body on a schedule

    Todd, Do the Seahawks still have their own plane?

  9. rramstad says:

    Seahawks do not have their own plane, it went away a few seasons ago. They do a chartered flight now, and I believe they fly Delta.

  10. raymaines says:

    My big complaint about the early games is that there is always at least one later game with two east coast teams. This week San Diego plays at Jacksonville at 10:00 am west coast time, and Baltimore is at Pitt. and Cleveland is at Green Bay three hours later.

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