Apparently a memo to make the typical mundane schedule release for the upcoming season more interesting was sent around the NFL. The teams–for the most part–played their part really well by creating animations in a variety of styles. Below are the ones I personally found the most engaging.
Its Monsters of the Midway video game theme was my favorite of the bunch. Not too long, and the one-liners for each opponent were good. Good choice on the background music too.
The cutest of the animations. I like the Peanuts-esque characters, and how their sayings or objects they were shown with pulled from memorable moments in their careers to this point. It was just a smidge too long for my taste.
New York Jets
You can’t really do wrong with some Mario Kart nostalgia.
Winner of the Chamber of Commerce award. Features a quick hit of a tourist destination for every city on the schedule, including home games. Also, possibly has the best picture quality of all the videos.
I’m not a Lions fan, but I suspect this one played really well to its fans specifically because of all the behind the scenes focus on the players and team personnel.
Kansas City Chiefs
Best use of current media watching culture. Using a couple of their star players getting ready for a pseudo-Netflix binge was cute.
Los Angeles Chargers
I’m still not used to that “Los Angeles” in front of the Chargers’ name. Anyway, they decided to be shameless and employ puppies for their schedule reveal. I mean who’s not going to watch a video with cute puppies?