Due to their location in the high northwest region of the contiguous United States, travel has always played an important role for the Seahawks each year. But their itinerary for the upcoming regular season is set to be more daunting than usual, thanks in large part to their 10,528-mile roundtrip between Seattle and Munich, Germany.
In total, the Seahawks will travel 29,446 miles across 34 time zones. Here’s where the franchise’s history falls:
- 2008 – 29,902
- 2022 – 29,446
- 2018 – 29,088
- 2007 – 29,014
- 2020 – 28,982
- 2004 – 28,860
- 2005 – 28,618
- 2012 – 28,512
- 2013 – 28,270
- 2021 – 28,088
In addition to their trip to Germany, the Seahawks will also play three games in the Eastern time zone. Those visits combined will cost 11,090 miles (37.6 percent) of the distance to Seattle by 2022.
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This is all while being scheduled to play the smallest possible number of road games — eight —— in a season. That, however, doesn’t account for the preseason, which will see the Seahawks fly through the sky twice more — and even the trip isn’t a puddle-jumper.
Seattle will start the preseason in Pittsburgh, traveling 4,258 miles to and from. Then, to end its exhibit slate, the team will descend on Dallas for a 3,342 -mile roundtrip.
Add two of those numbers to their total mileage for the regular season and the Seahawks are set to cover 37,046 miles by air from Aug. 13 to Jan. 8. Now, if they make the postseason, the crack at 40,000-miles could be a real possibility.