A few teams nailed it with how they announced their schedules on Twitter

The 11 Best NFL schedule release videos

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Here are the best schedule release announcements from around the NFL. We looked at them all and these were the 11 best.

Game of Thrones - Texans

The Texans were one of three teams to try Game of Thrones. They nailed it. As did the Falcons. Washington stunk.


Game of Thrones - Falcons

Another Game of Thrones inspired one. Watch for the digs at the various teams, especially the Saints.


Video Games - Panthers

Just incredible by Carolina to use so many different video games. Their bye week, 49ers game, and Texans game were my favorites.


Stock Footage - Chargers

There is so much stock footage out there I am not sure how they chose these exactly.


City Facts with Andrew Luck - Colts

Perhaps the most on brand move of any team. Luck actually drops some good trivia here.


Swipe Right - Bills

The bios for the teams are great. Cleveland and Washington were the best in my opinion.


Tracy Morgan TV Show Puns - Giants

He yells and makes puns. I loved it.


Poetry and Haiku - Vikings

Just the right level of creative but ridiculous.


Group Chat Blowing Up - Lions

I knocked it at first because it was initially hard to see but make it big and there are so many little things in here that are perfect.


Famous Fans - Eagles

I was wondering if any team would solicit famous fans. Philly has some stars, and has-beens, in here.


Bad Lip Reading - Patriots

I laugh at these videos every year and I laughed at this one.


WORST VIDEO OF THE BUNCH - Infomercial - Jaguars

It is five minutes and not funny once.


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The Astros head to New York to face the Yankees. Composite image by Jack Brame.

After sweeping the Mets in a two-game series at Minute Maid Park, the Astros will head to the Big Apple to square off against Yankees in what will be the most anticipated matchup of the season thus far.

Both Houston (43-25) and New York (50-18) have been the top two teams in the American League since May 11 and will play the first of a four-game series starting on Thursday.

If the Astros want to prove they are the best team in baseball, their elite players need to showcase their skills and win on the biggest stage in the biggest city.

1. Altuve must silence the crowd again

Last season, the Astros only managed to win one game in The Bronx thanks to some late inning heroics from New York “fan favorite” Jose Altuve who powered a game-winning home run to silence the relentless crowd.

It’s not a stretch to say Altuve might be the most hated baseball player in New York, but that doesn’t seem to affect him.

Although Yankee elites will continue to spew their venom towards the 2017 A.L. MVP, his ability to shut out the noise and perform at the plate under these circumstances will be one of the Astros' best assets during the series.

Throughout his career, Altuve has consistently been able to drive a stake into the heart of Yankee fans time after time.

The All-Star second baseman is currently hitting .269 and has no fear of taking on the Yankees in New York.

2. Bregman’s bat stays hot

Similarly to Altuve, Alex Bregman is no stranger to the boo birds, and doesn’t seem too affected by the harassment. So playing in front of the relentless crowd at Yankee Stadium won’t be a problem for him either.

Sure, it’s no secret that the former All-Star isn’t having a great season so far, but things seem to be turning around as Bregman has a .292 batting average with two home runs and four RBI over his last seven games.

It was only a matter of time before the former 1st round pick would start to figure things out at the plate.

This Astros' lineup is already potent as it stands, but when Bregman returns to form, more than the Yankees should be concerned when facing Houston.

3. Air Yordan takes flight in the Big Apple

Yordan Alvarez is having a tremendous season, and has been on a tear as of late.

Since signing his six-year extension on June 6, the 24-year-old is hitting .429 with five home runs, 17 RBI and a 1.347 OPS.

Alvarez is on pace to earn the American League Player of the Month for June and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

The last time the Cuban native went to Yankee Stadium, he hit two homers off of former Astros’ pitcher Gerrit Cole, and looks forward to returning to the Big Apple.

"Whenever a player goes to New York and plays there, it's just really exciting with the history of that team and the ballpark," Álvarez said through a translator. "We know they're a really good team so we're just going to compete and try to win."

Alvarez will certainly be looking forward to hitting bombs towards the infamously short right field porch at Yankee Stadium.

4. The pitching staff stays strong

The Astros are scheduled to have Framber Valdez, Justin Verlander, Cristian Javier and Jose Urquidy take the mound this series and all of them have some varying degree of previous success against the Yankees.

Justin Verlander (albeit more in the postseason) has had multiple dominating performances against the Bronx Bombers and will take the mound on Friday against Luis Severio in what should be an elite pitcher's duel.

The other three aforementioned starters will look to continue their impressive season thus far as well.

If the Astros' starting pitchers can continue to keep them in games like they have all season, there is no reason Houston won’t be ready to face whatever the Yankees throw at them.

5. One bonus note

Astros’ shortstop Jeremy Pena has been on the injured list since June 15 with left thumb discomfort but will be eligible to come off the IL as early as this Friday.

Pena took swings in the batting cage and was spotted fielding ground balls Tuesday and assuming all goes well these next few days, he could rejoin the Astros sometime during the Yankee series

If the 24-year-old rookie does return, it will give Houston one more deadly weapon that the Yankees would rather not face.

Jake Meyers could also make his 2022 season debut as his minor league rehab assignment runs out this week. Other moves would have to be made, but the potential for Meyers to return could bolster this already lethal lineup.

Pena and Meyers may not come back in time for the Yankee series, but if they do, the Astros may have the best lineup in the league.

Watch out New York, Houston is coming.

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