Originally Posted by ufcrules1
Cool.. thx for the info. A lot of people are confused about the Oakland & KC games.
If memory serves (and it very well may not), this problem was recognized a few years back when the AFC East played both the AFC and NFC West in the same season.
This resulted in NE and the Jets having to play at SD, OAK, SF and SEA in the same season, while BUF and MIA traveled to KC, DEN, STL and ARI, which is considerably less mileage.
The pairings within each division were originally done alphabetically with no regard for geography.
The solution was to redo the pairings in the Western Divisions as SEA/STL, SF/ARI and SD/KC, OAK/DEN.
The result in our case will be to have OAK at home and KC on the road next season, even though both happened last time we played the AFC West.
We will also go from 2005-2017 without playing OAK on the road or KC at home.