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Report: the Atlanta Falcons have a very travel-friendly schedule in 2015

Fact: Matt Ryan believes he can fly, he believes he can touch the sky

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The Atlanta Falcons' strength of schedule in 2015 is favorable. In fact, it's widely considered the easiest in the league. While parity is a given in the NFL (i.e., teams rebound from year to year all the time), an easier strength of schedule never hurts.

But take a closer look; there's an added bonus that's not immediately apparent. The Falcons' schedule will require very little travel, relatively speaking. In fact, as CBS Sports' John Breech pointed out earlier today, the Falcons will have the fifth least travel miles in the league this season.

I'm not sure how much this really helps a team. I suppose there's an argument to be made: ridiculously large NFL players want to spend as little time as possible crammed into airplane seats. Also, the quicker you get to your destination, the quicker you can acclimate and get ready for the game.

Your thoughts?