According to Bookies.com’s Bill Speros, the Indianapolis Colts will travel the NFL’s 11th fewest total miles (16,403) during their 2023 regular season schedule (via ESPN’s Adam Schefter):
Seahawks will travel 31,600 miles this season, the most in the NFL, per @billsperos.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2023
Here’s how much each team will travel prior to the NFL’s full schedule release Thursday. pic.twitter.com/GTz6CU3idh
Given that the Colts’ total mileage also includes an overseas trip to Frankfurt, Germany, in Week 10 to play the New England Patriots, and it’s safe to say that Indianapolis made out pretty well when it comes to escaping much, much worse jet-lag.
The Colts also benefit this season from playing the AFC North and NFC South this season, without having to go consistently way out West.
Beyond the Houston Texans, (twice), the Colts go out to Las Vegas to face the Raiders in Week 17, but otherwise host the L.A. Rams at home (Week 4).
All things considered, the Colts won’t be racking up as many frequent flyer miles compared to the majority of their NFL counterparts—and that’s probably a good thing over the course of a long grind of an NFL season.