In the NFL, there are winners and losers, and that includes social media teams.
What began as the league simply announcing the full schedule has turned into the Super Bowl for the creative content teams of every NFL franchise with the annual schedule release, trying to reveal their week-by-week opponent while trying to put a fun, creative twist in the announcement. As a result, some teams go viral with their videos, while others are labeled as duds. Like the season, it’s a fight to have the best schedule release in the league.
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There were several AI and social media type of videos, but the best of the best got creative and funny. Here’s which teams are worth winning a Lombardi trophy in social media, and which ones fell flat:
32. Seattle Seahawks
Not a schedule release, but still was a solid prank.
31. Arizona Cardinals
They were better off just using a photo.
30. San Francisco 49ers
A 49ers rap with some quality bars, but was corny overall.
29. Houston Texans
Nothing special, and showing the opponents out of order is confusing.
28. Baltimore Ravens
It made sense to use the highest-paid player in NFL history in the schedule release, but wasn’t any different from any other hype video.
27. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
AI was a popular pick, but using it as a skit shows why AI isn’t the best option to use in life. Shoutout to Bucco Bruce.
26. New York Jets
Rainbolt’s ability to guess locations in quick time makes him a true internet legend, but not exciting for a schedule release.
25. Las Vegas Raiders
Tons of cameos from Las Vegas and Raider Nation, but took too long revealing any dates. A lot of paper was used.
24. Cincinnati Bengals
A spin on all the technology we use, but didn’t generate much excitement.
23. Green Bay Packers
The old school infomercial brought nostalgia.
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22. New England Patriots
Patriots legends together in one home made for a nice tribute, but wait until the end.
21. Miami Dolphins
Simple and to the point with its movie references.
20. Dallas Cowboys
“Yellowstone” is one of the best shows on TV, and while the drama and a mix of comedy was there, this felt like it dragged.
19. Washington Commanders
Shows how AI can be fun but also create nightmare fuel. The Aaron Rodgers dig was solid.
18. Kansas City Chiefs
A clean use of social media that was direct, and including the Bengals own release made a great release-ception.
17. Philadelphia Eagles
Everyone loves dogs, so this wins the cutest release.
16. Carolina Panthers
The players can act, but long snapper JJ Jansen stole the show.
15. Indianapolis Colts
A hilarious mukbang that’ll have you starving.
14. Los Angeles Rams
Tik Tok videos were a popular theme, and the Rams hit all the trends.
13. Buffalo Bills
The Bills sure got some wild dreams, but they were hilarious in living them up.
12. Jacksonville Jaguars
Playing on the NFL being scripted was clever, and everyone involved was a natural on camera.
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11. Chicago Bears
The Bears using “The Bear,” which is based in Chicago? It was too easy for them.
10. New Orleans Saints
The MTV-style video was a hilarious take of the league being scripted.
9. Minnesota Vikings
A great tour of the Vikings’ facility with a drone that was crisp with transitions.
8. New York Giants
Nothing tests team chemistry like an escape room, and the Giants did a solid job working together to unlock the schedule.
7. Cleveland Browns
Cartoon wrestling means shenanigans, and The Miz and Nathan Segura delivered fantastic digs on commentary.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers “Dodgeball”-style on how to make a release was able to make fun of nearly every team’s past and current videos, well done.
5. Detroit Lions
Using AI for fake conversations while gaming are the funniest versions of AI, and the Lions nailed it while throwing tons of shade.
4. Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning and “The Office” are American classics, and it was the mashup we needed.
3. Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons got the best of the best on Tik Tok and it was entertaining from start to finish.
2. Tennessee Titans
Each guess got funnier and makes you appreciate those that don’t know football.
1. Los Angeles Chargers
Lightning does strike twice. The anime style had too many references to summarize, and the Chargers’ social media team cannot miss.
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