Eagles Travel Schedule Is Light In 2012

Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader performs during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL has been counting down to the start of the 2012 season with a series of stats related to the 2012 campaign. One of their most recent ones caught my eye, total miles to be traveled. They added up the total mileage to and from each team's road games and ranked them accordingly.

The Eagles come in with the 20th most miles traveled with 11,730 this year. That puts them nearly in the bottom 3rd of the leauge. Part of that is just division alignment. They'll play the Giants and Redskins twice every year and those cities are just short hops away. But outside of the division, the travel schedule isn't nuts this year. The first half of the year has trips to Cleveland and Pittsburgh, both probably around an hour and a half by plane. The latter half of the year has trips south to Tampa & New Orleans, both relatively quick flights as well. The only real trip the Eagles will take all year is out to Arizona in week 3.

The NFC has a pretty wide spread in terms of miles traveled this season. Dallas obviously has the most (18.486th, 9th most in the NFL) given that they're in the southern middle part of the country and play in a division with all Northeast teams. The Giants have virtually the same mileage as the Eagles with 11,634, but the Redskins have the second least amount of travel time with 7,144 miles this season. The only time they'll ever even leave the eastern time zone is when they go to Dallas.

A trip around the world is 25,000 miles, so the top 3 teams in terms of travel will all be over the amount of miles it takes to circumnavigate the globe by the time the season ends.

Check out the full chart of who is traveling how far after the jump.

Total Miles To Be Traveled In 2012

1.

Oakland

28,692

17.

New Orleans

12,830

2.

Seattle

26,200

18.

Pittsburgh

11,972

3.

San Diego

25,766

19.

Chicago

11,862

4.

San Francisco

24,110

20.

Philadelphia

11,730

5.

St. Louis

23,570

21.

New York Giants

11,634

6.

Miami

22,048

22.

Tennessee

11,468

7.

New England

19,820

23.

Cleveland

11,422

8.

Arizona

18,992

24.

Baltimore

11,142

9.

Dallas

18,486

25.

Carolina

10,280

10.

Denver

18,470

26.

Minnesota

9,944

11.

Houston

16,396

27.

Cincinnati

9,688

12.

Buffalo

16,172

28.

Atlanta

9,510

13.

Jacksonville

15,296

29.

Detroit

8,792

14.

Tampa Bay

15,068

30.

Indianapolis

8,246

15.

Kansas City

14,842

31.

Washington

7,144

16.

New York Jets

13,636

32.

Green Bay

5,774

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