*A version of this article originally appeared on January 22.
The 2020 regular season travel schedule will be much less rigorous than it was a year ago.
Last autumn, the Texans went overseas to London, flew to the West Coast for a game in Los Angeles, and also sprinkled in a flight to Baltimore.
Next fall, however, the Texans won't fly west of Houston. Their longest journey will be to western Pennsylvania. They'll travel nearly 7,000 miles less than they did last season. General manager/head coach Bill O'Brien and the Texans are ready to play anyone, anywhere, and at any time. But O'Brien also doesn't mind that his team's logging less air miles this season than it did in 2019.
"Not having to travel as much as we did last year will hopefully help us," O'Brien said. "Being able to get into a routine is a great opportunity for our players to be ready, week in and week out."
The Texans logged 21,312 air miles last year, which was the most in franchise history. This year, they'll travel a total of 14,362 miles. The longest trip will be to Pittsburgh (2,240), and the shortest is to Kansas City (1,286). Three of their eight road games will take place in the central time zone, with the rest happening in the eastern time zone.
Houston flies United Airlines out of Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
|2020 ROAD OPPONENT (AIRPORT CODE)||ROUND-TRIP AIR MILES|
|KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (MCI)||1,286|
|TENNESSEE TITANS (BNA)||1,314|
|JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (JAX)||1,630|
|INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (IND)||1,692|
|CHICAGO BEARS (ORD)||1,852|
|DETROIT LIONS (DTW)||2,160|
|CLEVELAND BROWNS (CLE)||2,180|
|PITTSBURGH STEELERS (PIT)||2,240|
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