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Texans will fly 17,000+ miles in 2018
January 11, 2018 09:07 PM | Drew Dougherty


The Texans will travel quite a bit in 2018, but not as much as they did last autumn.

With no trips west of Denver, but four to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, Houston will log 17,378 roundtrip miles during the 2018 regular season.

OPPONENT ROUND TRIP MILES NEW ENGLAND 3,120 NEW YORK JETS 2,800 PHILADELPHIA 2,640 WASHINGTON 2,460 DENVER 1,722 INDIANAPOLIS 1,692 JACKSONVILLE 1,630 TENNESSEE 1,314 TOTAL 17,378 The schedule will be released in mid-April, but the Texans know who they'll play next fall. Their longest flight will be when they travel to New England for a matchup with the Patriots.

Their shortest will be to Nashville for a showdown with their AFC South foes in the Titans.



In all, only three other seasons will top the 2018 mileage chart, with 2017 being the most. Trips to New England, Seattle, Los Angeles and Baltimore accounted for big chunks of mileage in the air for Houston. 2005 and 2010 also saw the Texans travel18,398 and17,518 miles, respectively.

In total, the Texans have flown252,858 miles during the regular season since they started play in 2002.

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

SEASON ROUND-TRIP MILES 2017 18,438 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 252,858

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