Ravens will travel the least of any team in league

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The Ravens have the easiest schedule in the league based on how teams finished during the 2019 season and they won’t have to do much traveling to make their way through the slate.

Baltimore will leave the Eastern time zone once during the 2020 regular season. That trip will come in Week Two when they head to Houston to face the Texans.

All told, the Ravens are set to travel 6,310 miles this season. That’s less travel than any other team in the league and ESPN Stats and Info notes that is the fewest miles for any team in the last four years.

There’s one extended stretch that will see the Ravens avoid air travel altogether. They have a home game in Week Three, a trip to Washington in Week Four, a home game in Week Five, a trip to Philadelphia in Week Six, a home game in Week Seven and a bye in Week Eight before traveling to Indianapolis in Week Nine.

18 responses to “Ravens will travel the least of any team in league

  1. As a Steelers fan I can’t complain. Pitt only travels outside the Eastern time zone once. Dallas

  2. a couple years ago we stayed on the West Coast for two games and lost em both – then we went to London and absolutely stunk so I’ll take every advantage we can get.

  3. Goodell strikes again.

    It’s just unreal how he does it. Bisciotti must have threatened to pull the Augusta invite.

  4. The favoritism the league shows the Ravens and Steelers with the refs and scheduling is just down right laughable.

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    May 8, 2020 at 9:22 am
    Goodell strikes again.

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    EST times are always the top 5-10 teams in terms of least travel distance (and the Pats are often among those teams with the least travel distance, so settle). This is a given seeing as how the country is arranged geographically and also clustering of schedule by division. CBS Sports puts an article out documenting this every year for whatever reason.

    Here are the past 5 years (teams with lowest distance traveled):
    2019: Jets, Giants, Bills, Redskins, Pats, Eagles, Titans, Colts, Vikings, Packers
    2018: Panthers, Falcons, Bengals, Jets, Bills, Patriots, Ravens, Saints, Bucs, Colts
    2017: Steelers, Browns, Packers, Lions, Bears, Panthers, Falcons, Titans, Colts, Bills
    2016: Steelers, Browns, Ravens, Bears, Packers, Lions, Titans, Eagles, Vikings, Chiefs
    2015: Eagles, Redskins, Colts, Titans, Falcons, Bucs, Panthers, Bears, Saints, Giants

  6. The Ravens are set up nicely in a weak division and a travel friendly schedule.

    The Patriots play at Seattle, Rams and Chargers on the West Coast and at at KC and Houston. Brady should have stayed. He could have spent half the season back home in California country.

    Coast travel is hard on NBA teams that play so many games but this much travel, even for an NFL team, is no picnic. The contrarian view is that it will give Belichick more time to keep the guys together and acclimate the new players but he faces a lot of hurdles this year.

  7. The AFC North is a very compact division geographically. Those teams are always going to travel less for divisional games than anyone else. The schedules follow a formula designed in 2002. We knew the Ravens would travel less than anyone else as soon as the regular season ended. It’s amazing that people still want to cry favoritism about this. The order of the games and placement of byes & Thursdays is the only thing that is revealed when the schedule comes out.

  8. This should help Mrs. Thomas keep an eye on Earl just in case, you know, “stuff happens” or “doesn’t go as planned.”

  9. This is pretty sweet for Ravens fans. I know Jimmy’s Famous Seafood is always packed on Ravens game day but it just has that special vibe when they are playing at home. Love watching the game from there.

  10. Funny how a Pats fan complains about another team’s easy and favorable schedule. Selective memory must be a wonderful thing.

    Objectively you have to say an away game to DC could be nearly a home game considering the Skins lousy (and attempt to conceal true) attendance the past few years, although I expect that to change a little at beginning of this coming season with new coach, etc.

  11. the schedule is made based on how you finish, and who your division is slated to play against. every year, someone has to be the least travelled. For people to assume this is favoritism or bias, is ridiculous. I cant believe how misinformed people are for a sport they live and die for

  12. tigerlilac says:
    May 8, 2020 at 10:19 am
    The Ravens are set up nicely in a weak division and a travel friendly schedule.
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    That must explain the Patriots success last year. Weak division, friendly schedule (1 game out of their own time zone).

  13. tigerlilac says:
    May 8, 2020 at 10:19 am
    The Ravens are set up nicely in a weak division and a travel friendly schedule.

    The Patriots play at Seattle, Rams and Chargers on the West Coast and at at KC and Houston. Brady should have stayed. He could have spent half the season back home in California country.

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    Until the Bills became competitive two years ago, the Pats played in a weak division basically every year for the past 20 years and often had an easy travel schedule. What comes around goes around.

  14. The Patriots record against the AFC North is on par with their record in divisional play.

    And, yes, the Pats schedule likely helped them last year. That doesn’t help in the playoffs; certainly the Ravens and Steelers understand that concept.

  15. Stating a fact or an opinion is not complaining. Reading what I stated above as a complaint is not only off base, it directly ignores that I said Belichick may find an opportunity in it to acclimate all of the new players.

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