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Thursday, August 19, 2010
Bucs will lead NFC South in one category

By Pat Yasinskas

Here’s a statistic that I can guarantee the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will lead the NFC South in: Travel miles.

According to the NFL office, the Buccaneers will travel 17,083 miles this preseason and regular season. That’s 11th in the NFL (San Francisco is scheduled to travel a league-high 35,219 miles), but tops in the NFC South. The New Orleans Saints are next (14th in the league) with 15,754 miles.

Carolina is No. 21 with 11,858 miles and Atlanta No. 22 at 11,761 miles. The NFC South will have a combined mileage total of 56,456, which is the second-lowest division total behind the NFC North (48,019).

The Cincinnati Bengals will travel the least (6,688 miles) of all NFL teams.