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July 29, 2013
The Road: 49ers to travel more -- a lot more -- than any other team this year

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The 49ers, Seahawks and Chargers usually duke it out for supremacy in this category, but this year the 49ers are the flyaway winners. Or losers, if you worry about how much mileage your team piles up in a season.

During the regular season, the 49ers will travel 32,948 miles to their eight road games, one of which takes place eight time zones away in London. That's more than 6,000 miles - the equivalent of round trip from San Francisco to Halifax, Nova Scotia - beyond the second-most traveled team, the Chargers. The arch rival Seahawks cover a piddly 23,914 miles by comparison.

How far is 32,948 miles? Well, the circumference of planet earth is 24,901 miles. So it's a pretty big distance.

Regular-season travel
1. San Francisco 32,948 miles 
2. San Diego 26,932 
3. Oakland 26,240 
4. Seattle 23,914 20. 
5. Arizona 20,620 21. 
6. Jacksonville 19,686 
7. Minnesota 17,174 
8. Houston 16,716 
9. Denver 16,506 
10. Philadelphia 15,932 
11. Pittsburgh 15,502 
12. Dallas 15,460 
13. Kansas City 15,378 
14. Indianapolis 15,180 
15. Miami 15,150 
16. New Orleans 14,510 
17. Carolina 14,278 
18. Tennessee 14,238 
19. Tampa Bay 14,186 
20. St. Louis 13,616 
21. Washington 13,578 
22. Atlanta 12,952 
23. New England 12,024 
24. New York Giants 10,944 
25. Buffalo 10,572 
26. Baltimore 9,306 
27. Cincinnati 9,020 
28. New York Jets 8,422 
29. Cleveland 7,226 
30. Green Bay 6,190 
31. Chicago 4,898 
32. Detroit 4,202 

Source: NFL Kickoff Information Package

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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