Raiders trot the globe

The 2012 Oakland Raiders are mighty travelers.

They will continue logging miles Sunday when they go to Atlanta. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Raiders, 1-3, will travel 28,692 miles this season, the most in the NFL. Seattle is second with 26,200 miles and San Diego is third with 25,666. (The circumference of the Earth is approximately 24,900 miles.)

The Raiders play in five games that start at 10 a.m. PT this season. It is the most in team history.

In other AFC West news:

The Chargers had a light practice Wednesday in preparation of Monday’s game against Denver. Left tackle Jared Gaither and running back Ryan Mathews didn’t practice. But the team is hopeful they will play.

Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) and defensive end Glenn Dorsey (calf) are not going to practice, but they are making progress. They have both been out for two weeks. I’d bet they don’t play Sunday at Tampa Bay, but both should be on target to play after next week’s bye. Kansas City safety Kendrick Lewis practiced fully. He has been out since August with a shoulder injury. Kansas City receiver Jon Baldwin (hamstring) was limited in practice.

As expected, Oakland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey practiced fully. He is expected to play Sunday at Atlanta. He has been out since suffering a concussion after taking a brutal hit against Pittsburgh in Week 3 that caused him to spend a night in the hospital. Oakland tight end Richard Gordon (hamstring) is not practicing. He didn’t play in Week 4. The Raiders had a bye in Week 5.

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning is charging up Mike Sando’s MVP Watch.