Tennessee Titans have a big under-the-radar advantage in 2022

Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: The Tennessean)
Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: The Tennessean) /

The Tennessee Titans are going to have to face a tough schedule this year, but that comes with the territory when you win the AFC South in back-to-back seasons.

Most people see the schedule as daunting, but Titans fans should remember just how good this team has been against the likes of the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, etc. since Ryan Tannehill took over as the starting quarterback.

While matchups will be on full display tomorrow when the schedule officially drops, we should be talking about something much less flashy than a three-hour special breaking down each matchup.

That’s right, let’s talk about air miles.

Tennessee Titans’ travel schedule is light

In terms of total miles to travel, the Tennessee Titans actually have the 7th-best schedule in the NFL and 4th-best in the AFC.

Traveling is never fun, especially if you are trying to figure out how to get to a game, play, and then leave a few hours later. However, the fact that you have to travel significantly less than other teams means more time in the training room, more sleep, better mental health, more time with your family, and the list goes on.

There is also the issue of the time change and body clocks, and Adam Schefter had a tweet that really laid out how nice it is to have a schedule like the Titans.

Tennessee will only have to travel through 14 time zones, which means they will spend a lot of their travel time an hour or so off of their normal body clock.

That number is doubled (or worse), for the Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks.

Does that mean that the Titans’ schedule is suddenly easy? No, they are still going to have to play difficult teams on the road and at home. However, there is an advantage in knowing that the longer the season goes on, the more wear and tear these teams will sustain and that easy travel schedules allow your body to recover much better than if you are constantly crammed onto a plane.