Texans to log over 18,000 air miles in 2017

The Texans will rack up some serious air miles during the 2017 regular season.

18,438 miles, round-trip, to be exact.

With a pair of roadies on the Pacific Coast, as well as two more on the Eastern Seabord, Houston is set to log the most miles in a regular season in franchise history.

In comparison to teams along each coast, Houston has it easier in terms of miles logged. The Seahawks in 2016, for example, racked up 27,684 round-trip miles with road games that included the likes of the Patriots, Jets and Buccaneers.

But back to the Texans: the only other time they eclipsed 18,000 miles was the 2005 season. That year, they played at Buffalo, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, San Francisco and the AFC South trio of Tennessee, Jacksonville and Indianapolis.

The season they traveled the least was 2011, when the Saints, Ravens, Bucs, Dolphins, Bengals, Titans, Jaguars and Colts were on the schedule. They flew just 12,944 miles that year.

The only international game the Texans have played was in November in Mexico City. That was also the second-shortest road trip of the season in terms of miles flown, at 1,530.

In 2017, the Texans will travel on United Airlines from Bush Intercontinental Airport to the following cities for games:

OPPONENT ROUND TRIP MILES
BALTIMORE 2,460
CINCINNATI 1,742
NEW ENGLAND 3,120
LOS ANGELES RAMS 2,740
SEATTLE 3,740
TENNESSEE 1,314
INDIANAPOLIS 1,692
JACKSONVILLE 1,630
TOTAL 18,438

All-time, here are the season totals with miles traveled by the Texans.

SEASON ROUND-TRIP MILES
2016 15,308
2015 14,060
2014 15,554
2013 16,262
2012 16,330
2011 12,944
2010 17,518
2009 14,220
2008 16,496
2007 15,872
2006 17,066
2005 18,398
2004 14,496
2003 13,140
2002 16,756
TOTAL 234,420

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 3/2/2021)

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