Steelers, Easy Schedule ? NFL Strength of schedule

Steeler fans around the world will be happy to see the NFL strength of schedule, while they also will be less traveled.

 

 

2004 NFL STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE  

 

Team

Opponents 2003 Pct. & Record   Games vs. +.500 teams Games vs. playoff teams
Carolina .537 138-118   8   8  
Detroit .537 138-118   8   4  
Washington .537 138-118   8   7  
Miami .531 136-120   8   6  
Arizona .523 134-122   8   5  
Seattle .516 132-124   8   5  
Buffalo .512 131-125   8   6  
Cincinnati .512 131-125   8   6  
Houston .512 131-125   8   7  
Jacksonville .512 131-125   8   7  
New England .512 131-125   8   7  
New York Jets .512 131-125   8   6  
Oakland .512 131-125   8   5  
St. Louis .512 131-125   8   7  
San Francisco .512 131-125   8   5  
Baltimore .508 130-126   8   6  
Green Bay .508 130-126   8   4  
Indianapolis .508 130-126   8   6  
San Diego .508 130-126   8   5  
New Orleans .504 129-127   8   8  
Chicago .496 127-129   8   4  
Minnesota .496 127-129   8   6  
Atlanta .488 125-131   8   6  
Denver .488 125-131   8   6  
Kansas City .488 125-131   8   5  
Cleveland .484 124-132   8   5  
Tampa Bay .484 124-132   8   8  
Tennessee .484 124-132   8   7  
New York Giants .480 123-133   8   5  
Pittsburgh .477 122-134   8   6  
Philadelphia .473 121-135   8   7  
Dallas .469 120-136   8   7  
 

TOTAL 2004 AIR MILES TRAVELED (2004 preseason and regular season)

1. San Francisco 35,756   17. Atlanta 18,216
2. Seattle 29,956   18. Kansas City 18,026
3. Arizona 27,622   19. New England 17,324
4. Miami 26,244   20. Tennessee 16,880
5. San Diego 24,842   21. Minnesota 15,832
6. Denver 24,044   22. Washington 14,434
7. Oakland 23,006   23. NY Giants 13,650
8. Dallas 21,994   24. Indianapolis 12,629
9. New Orleans 21,594   25. Green Bay 11,836
10. Jacksonville 21,306   26. Cleveland 11,174
11. Tampa Bay 20,542   27. Chicago 10,202
12. Buffalo 19,798   28. Detroit 9,914
13. St. Louis 19,706   29. Cincinnati 8,920
14. NY Jets 18,922   30. Philadelphia 8,594
15. Houston 18,718   31. Pittsburgh 8,534
16. Carolina 18,400   32. Baltimore 4,650

2004 NFL TRAVEL
Tennessee Titans are the only team to play three regular season road games in a row (November 21-December 5), visiting division rivals Jacksonville, Houston and Indianapolis on consecutive weekends (a total of 2,816 air miles).  

Miami Dolphins travel to the west coast on consecutive weekends, playing at Seattle on November 21 and at San Francisco on November 28. Their total air mileage in that two-week span is 10,600 miles.  

After traveling a total of 19,864 air miles in 2003 (10th-most in the league), the Baltimore Ravens travel a league-low 4,650 this season, a little under one-fourth of their 2003 total.  

Seattle Seahawks travel the most miles during the season, with seven of their eight road games requiring a round trip of at least 2,220 air miles.  

Buffalo Bills are one of five teams that have four road games in a span of five weekends (Tennessee, Detroit, St. Louis, and Seattle are the others). Included in those five weeks are trips to Seattle (4,380 air miles round-trip) on November 28; Miami (2,380 air miles) on December 5; Cincinnati (794 air miles) on December 19; and San Francisco (4,600 air miles) on December 26.  

Cleveland Browns will take the shortest trip of the season when they fly to Pittsburgh for an October 10 meeting with the Steelers. The flight is 208 miles round-trip.


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