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:

OPPONENTROUND TRIP MILES
BALTIMORE2,460
CINCINNATI1,742
NEW ENGLAND3,120
LOS ANGELES RAMS2,740
SEATTLE3,740
TENNESSEE1,314
INDIANAPOLIS1,692
JACKSONVILLE1,630
TOTAL18,438

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

SEASONROUND-TRIP MILES
201615,308
201514,060
201415,554
201316,262
201216,330
201112,944
201017,518
200914,220
200816,496
200715,872
200617,066
200518,398
200414,496
200313,140
200216,756
TOTAL234,420

The Houston Texans roster in photos.

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