According to an article produced by CBSSports.com, the Houston Texans rank 20th out of the 32 teams in the NFL when it comes to estimated travel miles for the upcoming season. The Texans have an estimated 14,318 travel miles within their schedule, and have zero trips that exceed 2,000 miles.
Taking that into consideration with Houston Texans ticket prices on the secondary market for their road games this season from TiqIQ.com, below are some of their most anticipated games away from NRG Stadium and the travel plans associated with them.
10/25/2015 | Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans | Sun Life Stadium | Average Price: $186.29 | Get-in Price: $39
This is the Houston Texans’ most expensive road game on the secondary market, with an average ticket price of $186.29. Driving from Houston to Miami would almost take a full day, as the estimated 1,200-mile trip would take 17-18 hours by car. Hipmunk.com has Miami flights lasting around two-and-a-half hours, including round trip prices starting at $263.20.
12/20/2015 | Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans | Lucas Oil Stadium | Average Price: $129.17 | Get-in Price: $35
The Texans know if they want to fight for the top spot in the division that they’ll have to go through Andrew Luck and the Colts. It would require another lengthy drive, as the over-1,000-mile trip would take 15-16 hours on the road. Indianapolis flights on Hipmunk average around two-and-a-half hours for nonstop flights, and round trip options are starting from $380.20. It doesn’t help that the game is near Christmas time and school breaks, but being late in the season, it could end up determining first place in the division.
10/4/2015 | Atlanta Falcons vs. Houston Texans | Georgia Dome | Average Price: $133.96 | Get-in Price: $26
The shortest of the three trips is to Atlanta, with an estimated 800 miles between the Georgia Dome and Houston (12 hours by car). With a two-hour nonstop flight time, round trip tickets start from $226.20 to see J.J. Watt and the defense try to contain Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and the rest of Atlanta’s high-powered passing attack.