EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings 2019 schedule is back-loaded with air miles.
December trips to Seattle and Los Angeles will account for nearly half of Minnesota's miles in the regular season.
The roundtrip to and from Sea-Tac checks in at 2,780 miles, and the back-and-forth to LAX will chalk up a season-high of 3,060, giving the Vikings 5,840 miles in a three-week span that will be offset by three home contests.
Based on webflyer.com's mileage calculator, the Vikings total for eight regular-season road games will be 12,566 miles, some 1,688 fewer than last year's total of 14,254.
Minnesota's highest regular-season total in the past four seasons occurred in 2017, when the Vikings racked up 17,114 thanks to an 8,000-mile roundtrip from MSP to London's Heathrow Airport.
The lowest total for eight games in that span was 11,610 in 2016.
2019 Roundtrip Air Mileage
Week 2 | Green Bay 486*
Week 4 | Chicago Bears 696
Week 5 | New York Giants 2,000
Week 7 | Detroit Lions 1,052
Week 9 | Kansas City Chiefs 788
Week 10 | Dallas Cowboys 1,052
Week 13 | Seattle 2,780
Week 15 | Los Angeles Chargers 3,060
Regular-season total: 12,566
Preseason 1 | New Orleans 2,080
Preseason 4 | Buffalo 1,464
Preseason total: 3,544
Preseason and regular-season total: 16,110
*Minnesota is flying into Appleton and out of Green Bay.