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Saints Have One of the Easiest Travel Schedules in NFL for 2011 Season

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According the the NFL, the Saints have the fifth fewest miles to travel for away games during the 2011 season with a total of 10,380. Only the Titans, Colts, Jaguars and Bengals will stay closer to home this year.

The Saints will actually be knocking out a big chunk of that total right off the bat with their trip to Green Bay this week, which is about as long as their other trip to Minneapolis later in the season. Both of those games are the farthest the team will have to travel this year.

Not having to deal with the rigors of travel as much as their NFL counterparts certainly can't be a bad thing. Whether or not it's a good thing is probably debatable, however. So what do you think?

Make the jump to view each NFL teams total travel mileage for the 2011 season as well as a few notes and facts, all provided by the league.

TOTAL MILES TRAVELED & NOTES ON 2011 TRAVEL
(2011 regular season)

1.

San Francisco

29,196

17.

Kansas City

14,424

2.

Seattle

26,918

18.

Pittsburgh

13,806

3.

San Diego

26,740

19.

Buffalo

13,640

4.

Oakland

25,532

20.

Philadelphia

13,276

5.

Arizona

23,954

21.

Houston

13,184

6.

Tampa Bay

22,974

22.

Washington

12,342

7.

Miami

20,480

23.

New York Jets

12,322

8.

Dallas

20,232

24.

Minnesota

11,756

9.

Chicago

17,960

25.

Carolina

11,246

10.

Cleveland

16,188

26.

Atlanta

11,118

11.

Denver

16,130

27.

Green Bay

10,510

12.

New York Giants

15,428

28.

New Orleans

10,380

13.

St. Louis

15,278

29.

Cincinnati

10,270

14.

Baltimore

15,096

30.

Jacksonville

9,944

15.

New England

14,610

31.

Indianapolis

9,554

16.

Detroit

14,506

32.

Tennessee

7,060

  • The total air distance traveled by all teams during the regular season will be 506,054 miles.
  • The teams of the NFC West (95,346) have the highest combined mileage total of all divisions.
  • The remaining division totals ranking from highest to lowest are the AFC West (82,826), NFC East (61,278), AFC East (61,052), NFC South (55,718), AFC North (55,360), NFC North (54,732) and AFC South (39,742).
  • Four teams - the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (29,196), SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (26,918), SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (26,740) and OAKLAND RAIDERS (25,532) - will "travel around the world" at least once. A trip around the globe is 25,000 miles.