Panthers to Travel Seventh-Fewest Miles

The Carolina Panthers will be traveling 11,660 miles over the team's eight road games in 2015.

The Carolina Panthers won’t be racking up too many frequent flyer miles in 2015. According to John Breech of CBSSports.com, the Panthers’ 11,660 miles traveled (there and back) for their eight road games ranks 27th in the NFL.

Of the team’s eight road games, three of them are under 350 miles from Charlotte when the Panthers travel to Jacksonville Week 1, Tennessee Week 10 and Atlanta in Week 16. The team also has two games just over 500 miles traveled when they go to Tampa Bay in Week 4 and New York to face the Giants in Week 15.

The team’s longest trip will be when they travel to Seattle October 18th, which accounts for almost 20 percent of the team’s season total (2,283 miles). The game against the Seahawks opens up the Panthers’ toughest stretch of the season with three straight home games against Philadelphia, Indianapolis and Green Bay waiting for the team when they return from Seattle.

In 2015, they only plays six teams with records above .500 and four playoff teams from last season. Unfortunately for Carolina, that stretch from Week 6 to Week 9 includes four of those teams over .500 and three of those playoff teams. If the Panthers are able to make it through that stretch with a few wins, the rest of the schedule is pretty favorable.

They have the 26th toughest strength of schedule in 2015 (.434 opponents winning percentage). That percentage is a little misleading though thanks to the struggles of the NFC South. The four teams in the NFC South account for six of the easiest strength of schedules, with Atlanta having the easiest in the NFL.

Season

Total Miles Traveled

2015

11,660

2014

8,436

2013

15,176

2012

11,256

2011

11,254

 

*Travel miles courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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