Raiders’ schedule has the most travel miles, Jets’ schedule has the fewest

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The NFL scheduling formula wasn’t kind to the Raiders but was very kind to the Jets.

The Raiders will travel more miles in 2019 than any other team, and the Jets will travel the fewest in the NFL. According to TheScore.com, the Raiders’ total travel distance in the regular season will be 35,308 miles, while the Jets will travel just 6,794 miles.

Oakland will play a “home” game more than 5,000 miles away in London, and also has road trips to Minnesota, Indianapolis, Green Bay, Houston, New York, Kansas City, Los Angeles and Denver.

The Jets, on the other hand, travel to New England, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Miami, Washington, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Buffalo.

West Coast teams travel the farthest, with the Rams, Chargers, Seahawks and 49ers rounding out the Top 5 in distance traveled. Teams in the Northeast travel the least, with the Giants second to the Jets and Buffalo, Washington and New England rounding out the Top 5.

22 responses to “Raiders’ schedule has the most travel miles, Jets’ schedule has the fewest

  1. If the travel was being done on the ground, there would be a lot more concern. But they are not exactly going by car here. With the money in the NFL, they should all be going by charter flight. So, despite the big number difference, the reality is that you are only talking about an hour or two extra in the air per week. I imagine there are times that the jet lag can be a slight factor, especially for a west coast team traveling east into an early game. But none of this is new, and teams have enough money that they can do studies and hire trainers to help figure out how to minimize the strain on their players.

  2. Meanwhile, NE travels only once west of the Mississippi when they face the Texans. But nobody talks about it. Not a single game on the west coast, and they still play in the most inept division in the history of any sport all time!

  3. Absolute joke every year. League makes raiders travel most, biggest gaps in consecutive home games, and near top of schedule difficulty.

    Doesn’t matter if you hate the team, it’s purposely rigged by the nfl.

    Opposite for patriots each year.

    Total joke is the nfl.

  4. leehacksawhamilton says:
    April 20, 2019 at 9:32 am
    Meanwhile, NE travels only once west of the Mississippi when they face the Texans. But nobody talks about it. Not a single game on the west coast, and they still play in the most inept division in the history of any sport all time!
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    That’s because NE plays the NFCE and AFCN rotation this year. In 2020, they play the NFCW and the AFCW. So, they’ll be out west
    4 times. That’s why no one talks about it. Most of us understand the way the schedule is made.

    BTW, the Patriots’ win % is the same outside the AFCE as it is within the AFCE.

  5. Just like every other team, the Patriots schedule is a function of the rotating division matchups (this year it’s the NFC East) and their obligation to play other division winners like the Chiefs and Texans. We knew 95% of their required schedule months ago, plus the inevitable Steelers game, but yeah keep pretending it’s a conspiracy.

  6. still the biggest sham of all is the Raiders have 7, (SEVEN) games that kickoff at 10am pst when they play on the east coast. It means a 4:45am wake up call fpr the players for each of these games after flying in the day before. NFL is east coast bias..It would only be fair to have these games for west coast teams start at 1pm pst. Instead we get to watch east coast teams play later games rather than west coast teams. Even worse is the Patriots being an East coast team only play at 10 am a total of 5 times this entire season including their home games. I am all for night games that have a 9pm PST kick off time when west coast teams host east coast teams to balance it out. its a sham.

    the DHopefully Stan Kroenke can address this now that he is the #1 man with the most money.

  7. There are a lot more teams in the east and midwest, so obviously west coast teams are going to travel more.

  8. No big deal. West coast teams have always traveled more, even back in the days when the Raiders and 49ers were dominant teams and winning super bowls. The 80’s 49ers dynasty actually had a better won/loss record on the road than they did at home. Traveling doesn’t hurt you if the teams traveling have better football players than the home teams.

  9. weepingjebus says:
    April 20, 2019 at 10:14 am
    Just like every other team, the Patriots schedule is a function of the rotating division matchups (this year it’s the NFC East) and their obligation to play other division winners like the Chiefs and Texans. We knew 95% of their required schedule months ago, plus the inevitable Steelers game, but yeah keep pretending it’s a conspiracy.
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    More than that, if you understand the rotating division format, you can figure out 14 games for every team, every year from now until doomsday, as long as they don’t add teams or start playing more than 16 games a year. Conspiracy theorists must think the NFL has a fantastic crystal ball to know how good teams would be in the future in order to give the Patriots the “easiest” schedule every year.

  10. “Meanwhile, NE travels only once west of the Mississippi when they face the Texans. But nobody talks about it. Not a single game on the west coast, and they still play in the most inept division in the history of any sport all time!”

    Its all in the assigned division rotation. This will flip when the Pats have to play AFC and NFC west teams. But people like you don’t talk about that do you?

    And that “inept division” has the 3rd highest winning total out of division the last 20 years with or without the division winner included. So those same teams that you think are so bad do fine against non divisional teams. But people like you ignore that and don’t talk about that either don’t you?

  11. Every season.

    Most miles traveled, most difficult schedule or both.

    The NFL bias is real and the Raiders will continue to pay for the perceived sins of the late, great Al Davis.

    RAIDER NATION

  12. jet fan…forced to defend my afc east brothers the patriots. people act like the patriots don’t beat teams outside the afc east. the steelers get rocked 9 out of 10 times when they play the pats so please sit down.

  13. oh btw an afc east team has been in the afc championship game every year since 2009. that’s 10 straight years boys.

  14. Who knew they’d be playing in Oakland when the scheduling gurus got started? They could have been playing in San Antonio or elsewhere instead of Oakland. They were requested to decide their home base in January and drug their feet until March.

  15. jackofnotrades says:
    April 20, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    oh btw an afc east team has been in the afc championship game every year since 2009. that’s 10 straight years boys.
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    Well, let me return the favor. In 2009 and 2010 the Jets were in the AFCCG. In 2009 the Saints beat the Colts in the SB, and 2010 the Packers beat the Steelers in the SB.

  16. Has anyone noticed yet that in week 7 the Jets and the Giants both play at home? Giants play the Cardinals @1:00 PM on Sunday and the Jets play the Patriots on Monday Night Football. Gives the MetLife grounds crew about 27 hours to turn that field around, hope it doesn’t rain or the field will be one hell of a mess on Monday night.

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