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Published: April 21, 2015 at 07:09 p.m.
Updated: April 21, 2015 at 08:26 p.m.

Ultimate NFL road trip

The NFL schedule has been released! With it, every team's path to Super Bowl 50 has been set. But another path has been set as well. This one is for you, the fan. It's the path of the ultimate NFL road trip. An odyssey not for the faint of heart that takes adventurous fans to 32 different stadiums over 17 weeks in an unforgettable journey that spans 28,840 miles. Shall we begin?

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  • There's only one place to start this journey, and that's at the NFL Kickoff Game. Watch the defending champion New England Patriots square off against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in a clash of top AFC powers. <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 32

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    Thursday, Sept. 10 -- Steelers at Patriots, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

    There's only one place to start this journey, and that's at the NFL Kickoff Game. Watch the defending champion New England Patriots square off against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in a clash of top AFC powers. GET TICKETS

  • We stick in the northeast to start, zipping across upstate New York in the fall (a scenic drive) to watch Rex Ryan's talented Bills defense try to stop Andrew Luck and the explosive Colts offense. <i>Total miles traveled: 457.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 31

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 13 -- Colts at Bills, Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

    We stick in the northeast to start, zipping across upstate New York in the fall (a scenic drive) to watch Rex Ryan's talented Bills defense try to stop Andrew Luck and the explosive Colts offense. Total miles traveled: 457. GET TICKETS

  • Don't party too hard with the die-hard Bills fans on Sunday, as a long drive awaits you down to Atlanta. The reward will be worth it, however, as you get to enjoy watching Chip Kelly's offense on the fast track at the Georgia Dome against Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Points will be plentiful in Monday Night Football's first offering. <i>Total miles traveled: 1,344.</eim> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 30

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Monday, Sept. 14 -- Eagles at Falcons, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.

    Don't party too hard with the die-hard Bills fans on Sunday, as a long drive awaits you down to Atlanta. The reward will be worth it, however, as you get to enjoy watching Chip Kelly's offense on the fast track at the Georgia Dome against Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Points will be plentiful in Monday Night Football's first offering. Total miles traveled: 1,344. GET TICKETS

  • Get excited, because you're seeing four games in Week 2, starting with what promises to be an entertaining AFC West tilt in Arrowhead (one of my favorite NFL stadiums). Grab some Gates BBQ while you're in the area to fuel up for the drive up north, where you'll hit two games on Sunday. <i>Total miles traveled: 2,136.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 29

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    Thursday, Sept. 17 -- Broncos at Chiefs, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

    Get excited, because you're seeing four games in Week 2, starting with what promises to be an entertaining AFC West tilt in Arrowhead (one of my favorite NFL stadiums). Grab some Gates BBQ while you're in the area to fuel up for the drive up north, where you'll hit two games on Sunday. Total miles traveled: 2,136. GET TICKETS

  • For the football nerds out there, you get to watch former cross-town rivals (the Cardinals originated in Chicago) duke it out for Windy City supremacy. But in general, this should be a solid game between the new-look Bears under head coach John Fox and the feisty Cardinals led by Bruce Arians. You might need to duck out after the third quarter to beat traffic, however, as the best tailgating in the NFL awaits you farther north for part two of your double-header. <em>Total miles traveled: 2,647.</em> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 28

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 20 -- Cardinals at Bears, Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

    For the football nerds out there, you get to watch former cross-town rivals (the Cardinals originated in Chicago) duke it out for Windy City supremacy. But in general, this should be a solid game between the new-look Bears under head coach John Fox and the feisty Cardinals led by Bruce Arians. You might need to duck out after the third quarter to beat traffic, however, as the best tailgating in the NFL awaits you farther north for part two of your double-header. Total miles traveled: 2,647. GET TICKETS

  • A short jaunt up I-94 and I-43 takes you from the house that George Halas built to the hallowed grounds of Lambeau Field. This part of your journey is steeped in football history, both ancient and recent as your second game is a rematch of the 2014 NFC Championship Game as the Seahawks descend upon Green Bay. See why you left the first game early? Share a bratwurst and a Spotted Cow (if you're of legal age) with the locals and watch the two best teams in the NFC go head-to-head. <i>Total miles traveled: 2,858.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 27

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 20 -- Seahawks at Packers, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

    A short jaunt up I-94 and I-43 takes you from the house that George Halas built to the hallowed grounds of Lambeau Field. This part of your journey is steeped in football history, both ancient and recent as your second game is a rematch of the 2014 NFC Championship Game as the Seahawks descend upon Green Bay. See why you left the first game early? Share a bratwurst and a Spotted Cow (if you're of legal age) with the locals and watch the two best teams in the NFC go head-to-head. Total miles traveled: 2,858. GET TICKETS

  • Leave Green Bay early so your six hour trip south leaves you plenty of time to stop at St. Elmo's for a world-famous shrimp cocktail before kickoff. Then wrap up the biggest week of your adventure while watching Andrew Luck try to dissect Todd Bowles talented defense, featuring a reunited Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. <i>Total miles traveled: 3,255.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 26

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    Monday, Sept. 21 -- Jets at Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

    Leave Green Bay early so your six hour trip south leaves you plenty of time to stop at St. Elmo's for a world-famous shrimp cocktail before kickoff. Then wrap up the biggest week of your adventure while watching Andrew Luck try to dissect Todd Bowles talented defense, featuring a reunited Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. Total miles traveled: 3,255. GET TICKETS

  • Odell Beckham Jr., anyone? Watch last year's most exciting and explosive rookie try to build on his early success against the division rival Redskins in New York. Note: Unfortunately, the rigors of this road trip prevent us from returning to see the Jets play a home game here, so soak it in while you can! <i>Total miles traveled: 3,963.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 25

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Thursday, Sept. 24 -- Redskins at Giants, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

    Odell Beckham Jr., anyone? Watch last year's most exciting and explosive rookie try to build on his early success against the division rival Redskins in New York. Note: Unfortunately, the rigors of this road trip prevent us from returning to see the Jets play a home game here, so soak it in while you can! Total miles traveled: 3,963. GET TICKETS

  • The long drive from Indy to NYC saves you time to head to the next site, as it's only a few hours south to Baltimore. The AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs in 2014, so this should be a black-and-blue old-school game. Also, while in Baltimore be sure to swing by some of the locations used in HBO's "The Wire." <i>Total miles traveled: 4,152.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 24

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Sunday, Sept. 27 -- Bengals at Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.

    The long drive from Indy to NYC saves you time to head to the next site, as it's only a few hours south to Baltimore. The AFC North sent three teams to the playoffs in 2014, so this should be a black-and-blue old-school game. Also, while in Baltimore be sure to swing by some of the locations used in HBO's "The Wire." Total miles traveled: 4,152. GET TICKETS

  • The journey continues with a quick double-dip in the AFC North as you travel east to Pittsburgh to watch the Ravens take on the Steelers, in one of the NFL's best current rivalries. This could also be the return game for Le'Veon Bell after his suspension, so tensions could be running even higher. <i>Total miles traveled: 4,400.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 23

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Thursday, Oct. 1 -- Ravens at Steelers, Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    The journey continues with a quick double-dip in the AFC North as you travel east to Pittsburgh to watch the Ravens take on the Steelers, in one of the NFL's best current rivalries. This could also be the return game for Le'Veon Bell after his suspension, so tensions could be running even higher. Total miles traveled: 4,400. GET TICKETS

  • For the next leg, you'll bounce back east to Maryland to watch Robert Griffin III and co. battle the Eagles. If you have the time, swing over to D.C. and take a look at some of our nation's history. It'll do you some good. Old man rant over. Moving on! <i>Total miles traveled: 4,653.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 22

    David Drapkin/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 4 -- Eagles at Redskins, FedExField, Landover, Md.

    For the next leg, you'll bounce back east to Maryland to watch Robert Griffin III and co. battle the Eagles. If you have the time, swing over to D.C. and take a look at some of our nation's history. It'll do you some good. Old man rant over. Moving on! Total miles traveled: 4,653. GET TICKETS

  • There is a nice young rivalry brewing between the Colts and Texans, as both feature all-star young talent (Andrew Luck, J.J. Watt) and they've owned the AFC South collectively for the last six years. This was a sneaky can't-miss game on the schedule. <i>Total miles traveled: 6,089.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 21

    G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press

    Thursday, Oct. 8 -- Colts at Texans, NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

    There is a nice young rivalry brewing between the Colts and Texans, as both feature all-star young talent (Andrew Luck, J.J. Watt) and they've owned the AFC South collectively for the last six years. This was a sneaky can't-miss game on the schedule. Total miles traveled: 6,089. GET TICKETS

  • Pirates! Cannons! Florida! What's not to like about this game? OK, maybe these teams did finish near the bottom of the standings in 2014, but the NFL is known for its parity and both teams could easily be on the rise in 2015. Plus, there's a chance that this could be the first of many games between Blake Bortles and Jameis Winston (if the Bucs draft him) in Florida, so why not witness the first? <i>Total miles traveled: 7,078.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 20

    Jim Mahoney/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 11 -- Jaguars at Buccaneers, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.

    Pirates! Cannons! Florida! What's not to like about this game? OK, maybe these teams did finish near the bottom of the standings in 2014, but the NFL is known for its parity and both teams could easily be on the rise in 2015. Plus, there's a chance that this could be the first of many games between Blake Bortles and Jameis Winston (if the Bucs draft him) in Florida, so why not witness the first? Total miles traveled: 7,078. GET TICKETS

  • The Saints and Falcons have a tendency to play instant-classic games during the regular season, and this one should be no different. Prime-time, with both teams gunning to return to the top of the NFC South. Sounds like a winner to me. <i>Total miles traveled: 7,735.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 19

    Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL

    Thursday, Oct. 15 -- Falcons at Saints, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

    The Saints and Falcons have a tendency to play instant-classic games during the regular season, and this one should be no different. Prime-time, with both teams gunning to return to the top of the NFC South. Sounds like a winner to me. Total miles traveled: 7,735. GET TICKETS

  • As fall weather sets in, it will be starting to become a little chillier, so a trip to Jacksonville gives you the chance to take in some football while sitting in the Jaguars pool. Just don't wear jeans like <a href="https://coedbc.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ladty-jag.png" target="new">this lady</a>. That seriously can't be comfortable. <i>Total miles traveled: 8,282.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 18

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 18 -- Texans at Jaguars, EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

    As fall weather sets in, it will be starting to become a little chillier, so a trip to Jacksonville gives you the chance to take in some football while sitting in the Jaguars pool. Just don't wear jeans like this lady. That seriously can't be comfortable. Total miles traveled: 8,282. GET TICKETS

  • Another long leg lays ahead of you after pool time in Jacksonville, but the reward is a primetime NFC East matchup between the Giants and Eagles. Oh, and the next stretch of the journey should help all this driving feel worth it. <i>Total miles traveled: 9,123.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 17

    G. Newman Lowrance/Associated Press

    Monday, Oct. 19 -- Giants at Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Another long leg lays ahead of you after pool time in Jacksonville, but the reward is a primetime NFC East matchup between the Giants and Eagles. Oh, and the next stretch of the journey should help all this driving feel worth it. Total miles traveled: 9,123. GET TICKETS

  • <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HBGJVXSzas" target="new">London baby!</a> For the first time since I've started doing this piece, we're able to work in a trip abroad to catch one of the league's international series of games. You won't have much traveling to do once you hit London, so see the sites, maybe catch a soccer game and hit Wembley for an NFL atmosphere unlike any other. <i>Total miles traveled: 12,662.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 16

    Tom Hevezi/Associated Press

    Sunday, Oct. 25 -- Bills vs. Jaguars, Wembley Stadium, London, England

    London baby! For the first time since I've started doing this piece, we're able to work in a trip abroad to catch one of the league's international series of games. You won't have much traveling to do once you hit London, so see the sites, maybe catch a soccer game and hit Wembley for an NFL atmosphere unlike any other. Total miles traveled: 12,662. GET TICKETS

  • A lot of miles will have been covered from your trip to London and back, but that's why it's necessary to bring friends on a road trip of this magnitude. Driving shifts are a must as you make your way to St. Louis for a NFC West bout between the 49ers and Rams. <i>Total miles traveled: 17,098.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 15

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 1 -- 49ers at Rams, Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Mo.

    A lot of miles will have been covered from your trip to London and back, but that's why it's necessary to bring friends on a road trip of this magnitude. Driving shifts are a must as you make your way to St. Louis for a NFC West bout between the 49ers and Rams. Total miles traveled: 17,098. GET TICKETS

  • Who wouldn't want to watch two of the league's brightest young signal-callers go head-to-head in primetime? That's why this trip back east to Charlotte is essential to catch Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton in person. <i>Total miles traveled: 17,809.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 14

    Paul Spinelli/Associated Press

    Monday, Nov. 2 -- Colts at Panthers, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

    Who wouldn't want to watch two of the league's brightest young signal-callers go head-to-head in primetime? That's why this trip back east to Charlotte is essential to catch Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton in person. Total miles traveled: 17,809. GET TICKETS

  • A trip to Jerry-World is a must on any NFL road trip, and the fact that you get to watch two of the NFC East's best teams duke it out in the process is just the icing on the proverbial football cake. <i>Total miles traveled: 18,457.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 13

    James D. Smith/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 8 -- Eagles at Cowboys, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

    A trip to Jerry-World is a must on any NFL road trip, and the fact that you get to watch two of the NFC East's best teams duke it out in the process is just the icing on the proverbial football cake. Total miles traveled: 18,457. GET TICKETS

  • The next stop is in the Music City to watch the Panthers take on the Titans. Make the most of your time in the city with only one game on the schedule this week, and catch a show or two at the historic <a href="http://www.opry.com/" target="new">Grand Ole Opry</a> or <a href="http://bluebirdcafe.com/index.cfm" target="new">Bluebird Cafe</a>. <i>Total miles traveled: 19,141.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 12

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 15 -- Panthers at Titans, LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.

    The next stop is in the Music City to watch the Panthers take on the Titans. Make the most of your time in the city with only one game on the schedule this week, and catch a show or two at the historic Grand Ole Opry or Bluebird Cafe. Total miles traveled: 19,141. GET TICKETS

  • Mike Zimmer's defenses have given Aaron Rodgers fits since Zimmer's time in Cincinnati, which gives this NFC North battle an added layer of intrigue. Will the young, talented Vikings' defense be able to slow down the high-octane Packers offense? You'll be in person to find out. Also, you've crossed the 20,000 mile mark on your journey ... so congrats. <i>Total miles traveled: 20,020.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 11

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 22 -- Packers at Vikings, TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Mn.

    Mike Zimmer's defenses have given Aaron Rodgers fits since Zimmer's time in Cincinnati, which gives this NFC North battle an added layer of intrigue. Will the young, talented Vikings' defense be able to slow down the high-octane Packers offense? You'll be in person to find out. Also, you've crossed the 20,000 mile mark on your journey ... so congrats. Total miles traveled: 20,020. GET TICKETS

  • I always try to work in one of the traditional Thanksgiving Day games, and this year that leads us to Detroit. The Lions always play tough on Thanksgiving, and Chip Kelly's electric offense will be a good test for the Lions' defense. <i>Total miles traveled: 20,712.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 10

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Thursday, Nov. 26 -- Eagles at Lions, Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.

    I always try to work in one of the traditional Thanksgiving Day games, and this year that leads us to Detroit. The Lions always play tough on Thanksgiving, and Chip Kelly's electric offense will be a good test for the Lions' defense. Total miles traveled: 20,712. GET TICKETS

  • Downtown Cincinnati is a pretty fun place, so be sure to hang out with the locals and toss a little cornhole after catching the Rams and Bengals game. The next leg of your journey keeps you in Ohio, after all, so you'll want to hone those skills for tailgating on Monday night. <i>Total miles traveled: 20,974.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 9

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Sunday, Nov. 29 -- Rams at Bengals, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Downtown Cincinnati is a pretty fun place, so be sure to hang out with the locals and toss a little cornhole after catching the Rams and Bengals game. The next leg of your journey keeps you in Ohio, after all, so you'll want to hone those skills for tailgating on Monday night. Total miles traveled: 20,974. GET TICKETS

  • A short trip up north to the banks of Lake Erie brings you to game No. 25 of your journey. Could Johnny Manziel be leading the Browns on a playoff push? Or will someone else be under center? Either way, you'll be able to watch the drama unfold live. <i>Total miles traveled: 21,226.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 8

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Monday, Nov. 30 -- Ravens at Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

    A short trip up north to the banks of Lake Erie brings you to game No. 25 of your journey. Could Johnny Manziel be leading the Browns on a playoff push? Or will someone else be under center? Either way, you'll be able to watch the drama unfold live. Total miles traveled: 21,226. GET TICKETS

  • A long journey down south will at least reward you with some sun and warm weather as winter hits most of the country. Plus, you get to watch Joe Flacco and Ryan Tannehill sling the rock in the Sunshine State. <i>Total miles traveled: 22,458.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 7

    Tom DiPace/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 6 -- Ravens at Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

    A long journey down south will at least reward you with some sun and warm weather as winter hits most of the country. Plus, you get to watch Joe Flacco and Ryan Tannehill sling the rock in the Sunshine State. Total miles traveled: 22,458. GET TICKETS

  • Another long trek to head to the west coast (better stock up on energy drinks) but we're reaching the home stretch now. This Thursday night contest should be a good one as Teddy Bridgewater (a former Louisville Cardinal) takes on the Arizona Cardinals. <i>Total miles traveled: 24,823.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 6

    Scott Boehm/Associated Press

    Thursday, Dec. 10 -- Vikings at Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

    Another long trek to head to the west coast (better stock up on energy drinks) but we're reaching the home stretch now. This Thursday night contest should be a good one as Teddy Bridgewater (a former Louisville Cardinal) takes on the Arizona Cardinals. Total miles traveled: 24,823. GET TICKETS

  • I miss when this stadium was just called Mile High, but teams need to make money too, I suppose. Anyway, Peyton Manning will be looking to keep the Broncos in playoff form when the Raiders come to town. If craft beer is your kind of thing, Colorado is a great place to be. <i>Total miles traveled: 25,644.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 5

    Ric Tapia/NFL

    Sunday, Dec. 13 -- Raiders at Broncos, Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colo.

    I miss when this stadium was just called Mile High, but teams need to make money too, I suppose. Anyway, Peyton Manning will be looking to keep the Broncos in playoff form when the Raiders come to town. If craft beer is your kind of thing, Colorado is a great place to be. Total miles traveled: 25,644. GET TICKETS

  • Both the Chargers and Dolphins figure to be in the playoff mix, making this matchup all the more enticing. While in San Diego, be sure to hit up the Gaslamp Quarter in beautiful downtown San Diego. <i>Total miles traveled: 26,715.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 4

    Gregory Bull/Associated Press

    Sunday, Dec. 20 -- Dolphins at Chargers, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

    Both the Chargers and Dolphins figure to be in the playoff mix, making this matchup all the more enticing. While in San Diego, be sure to hit up the Gaslamp Quarter in beautiful downtown San Diego. Total miles traveled: 26,715. GET TICKETS

  • What, you didn't want to spend your Christmas Eve watching the Raiders and Chargers? Well then, you shouldn't have signed up for this road trip to end all road trips! Buckle up, we're almost done. <i>Total miles traveled: 27,198.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 3

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    Thursday, Dec 24 -- Chargers at Raiders, O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.

    What, you didn't want to spend your Christmas Eve watching the Raiders and Chargers? Well then, you shouldn't have signed up for this road trip to end all road trips! Buckle up, we're almost done. Total miles traveled: 27,198. GET TICKETS

  • There aren't many fan bases as rabid as the Seahawks' and you'll get to experience firsthand how loud they can get when you hit CenturyLink Field on the second-to-last leg of your journey. Grab some delicious Seattle coffee before heading for the finish line. <i>Total miles traveled: 28,005.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 2

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    Sunday, Dec. 27 -- Rams at Seahawks, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.

    There aren't many fan bases as rabid as the Seahawks' and you'll get to experience firsthand how loud they can get when you hit CenturyLink Field on the second-to-last leg of your journey. Grab some delicious Seattle coffee before heading for the finish line. Total miles traveled: 28,005. GET TICKETS

  • You did it. You completed the ultimate NFL road trip. 32 games in 32 different stadiums in 17 weeks. What a journey. And look, you've conveniently ended up at the site of Super Bowl 50. Hmmm. Now to go about taking another month off of work and securing some tickets to the big game ... <i>Total miles traveled: 28,840.</i> <a href="http://www.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/?intcmp=tm109833&wt.mc_id=NFL_LEAGUE_200x200_SCHED_ANNOUNCE" target="_blank">GET TICKETS</a> 1

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    Sunday, Jan. 3, Rams at 49ers, Levi Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.

    You did it. You completed the ultimate NFL road trip. 32 games in 32 different stadiums in 17 weeks. What a journey. And look, you've conveniently ended up at the site of Super Bowl 50. Hmmm. Now to go about taking another month off of work and securing some tickets to the big game ... Total miles traveled: 28,840. GET TICKETS