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NFL FACT OR FICTION: Eagles = NFC team to beat? Jalen Hurts the MVP front-runner? Broncos for real?
Nov 28, 2023
Are the reigning NFC champion Eagles still the team to beat in the conference? Is Jalen Hurts truly the MVP front-runner? Do the surging Broncos have real staying power? At a critical juncture in the 2023 NFL season, Adam Schein assesses nine emerging takes, separating fact from fiction.
Kyler Murray headlines 9 NFL quarterbacks with the most to prove down the stretch of the 2023 season
Nov 21, 2023
As we head down the back stretch of the 2023 NFL season, which quarterbacks have the most to prove? Adam Schein spotlights nine individuals, including a rookie, a journeyman and a nine-time Pro Bowler. Who ranks No. 1?
C.J. Stroud CAN be MVP; Lions WILL earn NFC's No. 1 seed; Bengals MUST win on Thursday in Baltimore
Nov 14, 2023
Is rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud a legitimate MVP candidate? Could the Eagles ultimately cede the NFC's No. 1 seed to a long-suffering franchise on the rise? Which AFC power faces a must-win game in Week 11? Adam Schein provides nine statements you can take to the bank.
NFL contenders or pretenders at midseason? Saints, Texans can hit 10 wins; Chargers, Falcons cooked
Nov 07, 2023
At the midway point of the 2023 NFL season, 10 teams are currently either .500 or within one game of .500. So, how many of those middlers are contenders? Which ones are pretenders? Adam Schein has the answers!
OVERREACTION VS. REALITY: 49ers in big trouble? Jaguars AFC's best team? A.J. Brown for MVP?
Nov 01, 2023
About halfway through the 2023 NFL regular season, hyperbole is flowing. Are the 49ers in serious trouble? Are the Jaguars the best team in the AFC? Could a non-quarterback win the MVP award? Adam Schein determines the validity of emerging takes.
Which NFL team needs to win MORE in Week 8: Jets or Giants? Vikings or Packers? Rams or Cowboys?
Oct 24, 2023
In the wake of a wild Week 7, we turn to a Week 8 slate that features a number of consequential matchups. So, which NFL team needs to win MORE: Jaguars or Steelers? Vikings or Packers? Rams or Cowboys? Adam Schein has the answers.
NFL TRUE OR FALSE: Rock bottom for Pats? Dallas and Cincinnati BACK? Brock Purdy fraudulent?
Oct 17, 2023
Have the Patriots hit rock bottom? Are the Cowboys and Bengals BACK? Is Brock Purdy fraudulent? Adam Schein answers those questions -- and more -- in this TRUE OR FALSE edition of the Schein Nine.
NFL PANIC SCALE: Patriots hitting rock bottom; can injury-riddled Bills, mistake-prone Ravens get right?
Oct 10, 2023
Can Bill Belichick save a spiraling Patriots season? Will the injury-riddled Bills and mistake-prone Ravens smooth things out before it's too late? Adam Schein ranks nine teams on the PANIC SCALE.
NFL contenders or pretenders? Upstart Texans and frisky Rams legit; Jordan Love-led Packers ain't it
Oct 03, 2023
Four weeks into the 2023 NFL season, a bevy of teams are stuck in the middle at .500. So, which 2-2 outfits have legitimate potential? Which ones could fall by the wayside? Adam Schein separates contenders from pretenders.
NFL Week 3's most inspiring performances? Dolphins scoring 70, Bengals grinding out (must-)win and more
Sep 26, 2023
Another wild slate of NFL action produced a number of notable outcomes, but which developments were the most inspiring? Adam Schein provides his ranking in this edition of The Schein Nine.
TRUE OR FALSE: Cowboys NFL's best team? Bengals in real trouble? Patriots cooked? Josh Allen BACK?
Sep 19, 2023
Is Dallas the best team in the NFL? Are the Bengals in real trouble? Are the Patriots already cooked?! Adam Schein answers those questions -- and more -- in this true-or-false edition of the Schein Nine.
NFL Week 1's biggest deals: Aaron Rodgers' injury buries Jets; Cowboys, Jordan Love make statements
Sep 12, 2023
Week 1 began with a thrilling upset ... and ended with an upsetting injury. So, in the grand scheme of the 2023 NFL season, which outcomes matter most? Adam Schein ranks the nine biggest developments.
Nine last-minute predictions for 2023 NFL season: Josh Allen wins MVP, 49ers win Super Bowl LVIII
Sep 06, 2023
Is Justin Jefferson about to make history? Are we about to see a first-time MVP? Can Justin Fields make the leap? And who'll win Super Bowl LVIII? Adam Schein provides nine last-minute predictions for the 2023 NFL season.
Top nine NFL offenses in 2023: AFC well represented in rankings, but surprise NFC team earns No. 1 spot
Aug 23, 2023
As he does every August, Adam Schein ranks the top nine NFL offenses for the coming campaign. The Kansas City Chiefs finished first in points and yards last season, but Patrick Mahomes and Co. do NOT receive the No. 1 spot on this list.
My 'Madden' 99 Club: Nine players at the height of their powers going into 2023 NFL season
Jul 21, 2023
Justin Jefferson's dominance as a receiver lands him on the list of players to whom Adam Schein would award the exclusive rating of 99 on "Madden." Who else joins Jefferson in Schein's version of the 99 Club?
'Top 100 Players': Who is the best of the best? Ranking all nine No. 1s in series history
Jul 19, 2023
Over the past dozen years, nine different NFL players have received the top spot in 'The Top 100 Players' countdown. So, who is the best of the best? Adam Schein supplies his ranking of the No. 1s.
Which NFL team is most likely to end long playoff drought in 2023 season? Jets, Lions top my rankings
Jun 28, 2023
Five NFL teams will enter the 2023 campaign with a playoff drought of at least five seasons. Which one is most likely to end the dry spell? Least likely? Adam Schein provides his rankings.
2023 NFL MVP dark horses: Derek Carr, Justin Jefferson and Jared Goff among sleeper candidates
Jun 14, 2023
As we head toward the 2023 NFL season, who are the dark-horse candidates for MVP? Adam Schein has some interesting names on his list, including a wide receiver and a 26-year-old quarterback who is already on his third team.
Which NFL players will improve in '23? Dak Prescott, James Cook, Kyle Pitts among GUARANTEED risers
Jun 07, 2023
Summer is the season of hope in the NFL. Mandatory minicamps spawn chatter of veterans getting back on track, of youngsters taking a leap. With that in mind, Adam Schein GUARANTEES nine particular players will improve in 2023.
Bold predictions for 2023 NFL season: Sam Darnold's 49ers top Jets in Super Bowl! Bill Belichick era ends!
May 31, 2023
With the 2023 season less than 100 days away, Adam Schein provides his nine boldest predictions. Who's prepared to watch Sam Darnold beat the Jets in Super Bowl LVIII? Is Bill Belichick entering his final season in New England?
NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2023: Atlanta Falcons, Garrett Wilson, DeMeco Ryans among stocks to buy
May 25, 2023
As we head into the summer, we're also entering an unofficial staple of the NFL calendar: BANDWAGON SEASON. With that in mind, Adam Schein spotlights nine stocks -- of the player, coach and team variety -- that you should buy in 2023.
Ranking the eight NFL divisions by quarterback: AFC claims top three spots; North headlines NFC side
May 17, 2023
A number of NFL teams landed a new QB1 this offseason via free agency, trade or the draft. How did this affect the league landscape from a macro perspective? Adam Schein ranks all eight divisions by the quarterback position.
2023 NFL schedule release: Top 9 prime-time games
May 11, 2023
The 2023 NFL schedule is out! Which island matchups SCREAM must-see TV? Adam Schein ranks the top nine prime-time games on the slate. Another installment of Cowboys-49ers makes the cut, but the classic rivalry does not claim the No. 1 spot.
Which teams won 2023 NFL Draft? Eagles, Texans and Lions headline my nine favorite prospect hauls
May 01, 2023
Who won the 2023 NFL Draft? Adam Schein spotlights nine teams with exquisite prospect hauls. After nabbing both QB C.J. Stroud and edge Will Anderson Jr., the Houston Texans get plenty of love ... but they're not No. 1.
2023 NFL Draft takes: Five QBs will go in Round 1; Jonathan Mingo is this year's George Pickens
Apr 25, 2023
Will Jalen Carter slide? How many quarterbacks will be selected in Round 1? Who is this year's George Pickens? With the 2023 NFL Draft nearly upon us, Adam Schein provides his nine strongest takes.
NFL burning questions: What's next for Lamar Jackson? Who SHOULD be drafted No. 1 overall?
Apr 19, 2023
What's next for Lamar Jackson? Who SHOULD go No. 1 overall to the Panthers? Is Bijan Robinson worth a top-10 pick? In the thick of roster-rebuilding season with the 2023 NFL Draft nearly upon us, Adam Schein examines nine burning questions across the league.
Josh Allen, Aaron Donald headline star players who need help from the 2023 NFL Draft
Apr 05, 2023
The free agency frenzy is largely in the rearview, but we're hurtling toward the next major event in roster reconstruction. With that in mind, Adam Schein spotlights nine star players who need help from the 2023 NFL Draft.
2023 NFL offseason: My ranking of the top nine quarterbacks available via free agency, draft or trade
Mar 09, 2023
A number of potentially transformative quarterbacks are available via free agency, draft or trade. How do guys like Lamar Jackson, Bryce Young and Aaron Rodgers stack up against each other? Adam Schein ranks the top nine QBs worth pursuing this offseason.
Jalen Ramsey trade fits: Lions, Giants, Jags headline my favorite landing spots for the Pro Bowl corner
Mar 01, 2023
With the Los Angeles Rams retooling the roster after suffering a brutal Super Bowl hangover last season, Jalen Ramsey is available for trade. Adam Schein provides his nine favorite landing spots for the Pro Bowl cornerback.
Andy Reid is on the Mount Rushmore of coaches; Patrick Mahomes is an all-timer; Jalen Hurts is a star
Feb 14, 2023
In the wake of Kansas City's thrilling triumph over Philadelphia in Super Bowl LVII, Adam Schein is overflowing with takes. Where does Andy Reid stand in the all-time NFL coaching hierarchy? Which matchup NEEDS to kick off the 2023 season?
Tom Brady's the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s, Andy Reid's Super man and Sean Payton's the Broncos' savior
Feb 01, 2023
The Super Bowl LVII matchup is set, but Chiefs-Eagles isn't the only pressing NFL matter. Adam Schein weighs in on major developments across the league, including Tom Brady's retirement, Denver's hiring of Sean Payton and much more.
NFL FACT OR FICTION: Chiefs, Eagles clear favorites on Championship Sunday? QB problem for Cowboys?
Jan 23, 2023
Are the two home teams -- Kansas City and Philadelphia -- clear favorites on Championship Sunday? Do the Cowboys have a quarterback problem in Dak Prescott? Fresh off the NFL's Divisional Round, Adam Schein separates fact from fiction.
Super Wild Card Weekend winners/losers: Daniel Jones silences haters, while Brandon Staley chokes
Jan 16, 2023
The weekend portion of NFL Super Wild Card Weekend was exactly that: SUPER. Though some folks certainly enjoyed it more than others ... Adam Schein spotlights the winners and losers of Saturday and Sunday.
NFL Week 17's winners and losers: Giants back in the playoffs, Pack back in the mix, Jets back in the barrel
Jan 02, 2023
The Giants are back in the playoffs! The Packers are back in the mix! The Jets are back ... in the basement. Adam Schein reveals the biggest winners and losers from the penultimate Sunday of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Who'll win Super Bowl LVII? Ranking nine most likely NFL champions as 2022 regular season winds down
Dec 28, 2022
With New Year's fast approaching, the NFL playoffs are just around the corner. So ... Who's going to win Super Bowl LVII? Adam Schein ranks the nine most likely teams to lift the Lombardi Trophy, with neither the Eagles nor the Chiefs cracking the top three!
NFL panic meter: Are you serious, Raiders? Can Giants, Seahawks, Dolphins escape tailspin?
Dec 12, 2022
With pressure ramping up in division/playoff races across the NFL, Adam Schein checks the panic meter on nine teams in various states of flux. Who's fully cooked? Which struggling squads can still save the season?
Nine takes that WON'T change in NFL's stretch run: Bills are AFC team to beat; Patrick Mahomes is MVP
Dec 05, 2022
Who's the team to beat in the AFC? Which sub-.500 squad has serious berserker potential in the NFC? Who'll win NFL MVP? In a league defined by unpredictability, Adam Schein has nine takes you can take to the bank.
NFL Sunday's nine worst Week 12 losses: Seahawks crashing back to Earth; Packers, Broncos hit bottom?
Nov 28, 2022
Thanksgiving week provided a delicious football feast at all levels of the sport, but a host of NFL teams suffered serious indigestion. Adam Schein ranks the nine worst losses on Sunday of Week 12.
NFL Week 11 heroes: Travis Kelce, Marcus Jones and Mike McCarthy among Sunday's biggest stars
Nov 21, 2022
Who came through with the most heroic performances in the 11th Sunday of the 2022 NFL season? Adam Schein gives credit where credit is due, lauding three quarterbacks, two head coaches, two electric returners and more.
FACT OR FICTION: Vikings second-best team in NFL? Dolphins team to beat in AFC East?
Nov 14, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings have the second-best record in the NFL, but are they the second-best team? Are the Miami Dolphins the team to beat in the AFC East? Adam Schein plays another round of FACT OR FICTION, Schein Nine style.
NFL Week 9 takeaways: New York Jets good, Los Angeles Rams bad, Green Bay Packers UGLY
Nov 07, 2022
The banged-up Jets shocked the juggernaut Bills. The defending champion Rams suffered their fourth loss in five games. The Aaron Rodgers-led Packers hit bottom. In the wake of another wild NFL Sunday, Adam Schein spotlights the good, the bad and the ugly.
TRUE OR FALSE: Raiders NFL's most disappointing team? Falcons, Vikings, Seahawks for real in NFC?
Oct 31, 2022
Are the Raiders the most disappointing team in the NFL? Do the Falcons, Vikings and Seahawks have staying power in the NFC? Should the Jets bench Zach Wilson? Adam Schein answers those questions (and more!) in this true-or-false edition of the Schein Nine.
NFL Week 7's worst losses: Buccaneers and Packers continue to spiral; Colts just destined to disappoint?
Oct 24, 2022
The seventh Sunday of the 2022 NFL season provided a series of letdowns, meltdowns and outright debacles. Which teams hit rock bottom the hardest? Adam Schein ranks the nine worst losses.
Early truths of the 2022 NFL season: Josh Allen is better than Patrick Mahomes; Tom Brady is human
Oct 17, 2022
Has Josh Allen passed Patrick Mahomes as the NFL's QB1? Do the Patriots have a real quarterback controversy? Is Tom Brady a problem? Six Sundays into the 2022 season, Adam Schein spits truth, whether you want to believe it or not.
Time to panic?! Broncos, Rams, Packers among NFL teams under pressure after slow start to 2022 season
Oct 10, 2022
Five Sundays into the 2022 NFL season, it's getting late early for a number of teams. So, who should be most concerned by a slow start? Adam Schein provides his panic rankings, with a number of purported contenders dotting the list.
NFL fact or fiction: Eagles NFC's best team? Dolphins AFC's best team? Serious concerns for Bucs, Chiefs?
Sep 26, 2022
Is Philadelphia the best team in the NFC? Will the AFC run through Miami? Do the Bucs and Chiefs have more to worry about than just losing on Sunday? Adam Schein explores the key NFL developments of Week 3, separating fact from fiction.
Big deal or Week 1 overreaction? Judging nine outcomes from Sunday's NFL games
Sep 12, 2022
Is Dallas' season already on the brink? How telling was the Dolphins' divisional win over the Patriots? Are the Bengals and Packers in trouble? Adam Schein digs into Sunday's games, separating significance from Week 1 overreaction.
9 last-minute predictions for 2022 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers wins 3rd straight MVP, Bills win Super Bowl
Sep 07, 2022
Are Bill Belichick's Patriots about to bottom out? Is Josh Allen poised to bring Buffalo its first Lombardi Trophy? Can George Pickens and Co. extend a highly publicized steak in Pittsburgh? Just prior to kickoff, Adam Schein has nine last-minute predictions for the 2022 season.
Top 100 Players of 2022: My personal top-10 ranking
Aug 26, 2022
NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2022" -- voted on by the players themselves -- comes to a conclusion on Sunday night. In advance of the finale, Adam Schein provides his own personal top-10 list. Which team boasts three representatives?
Active NFL players who are Hall of Fame LOCKS: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Donald top the list
Aug 03, 2022
With the Pro Football Hall of Fame about to officially enshrine the Class of 2022 this weekend, Adam Schein seeks to answer an intriguing question: Which current players are LOCKS to eventually hit Canton? Nine active stars fit the bill.
NFL players who NEED a strong training camp: Trey Lance, Michael Thomas, Daniel Jones in the spotlight
Jul 26, 2022
Is Trey Lance truly ready to take the reins in San Francisco? Can Michael Thomas finally get a clean bill of health? Will Daniel Jones answer the bell in a prove-it season? Adam Schein spotlights nine NFL players who NEED a strong training camp.
My 'Madden' 99 Club: These nine NFL players truly deserve the highest rating entering the 2022 season
Jul 20, 2022
With EA Sports revealing its player ratings for "Madden NFL 23" this week, Adam Schein rolls out his own list of transcendent talents. Here are the nine players who truly deserve a 99 rating heading into the 2022 season.
Ranking the eight NFL divisions by quarterback: AFC West stuffed with stars; AFC North rising
Jun 23, 2022
After an offseason marked by major movement, Adam Schein ranks all eight divisions in the NFL by quarterback. Can anyone hold a candle to Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Derek Carr and Justin Herbert in the AFC West?
Which NFL players will level up in '22? CeeDee Lamb, Pat Surtain, Jalen Hurts top my GUARANTEED risers
Jun 07, 2022
Summer is the season of hope in the NFL, with everyone buzzing about their prospects for the coming campaign. Which individuals will truly break through? Adam Schein GUARANTEES nine particular players will improve in 2022.
Bold predictions for 2022 NFL season: Pats fall into irrelevance; Derek Carr leads league in passing yards
Jun 02, 2022
With the 2022 NFL season kicking off in fewer than 100 days, it's high time for bold predictions! Adam Schein performs his annual duty, forecasting that the Patriots flop, Derek Carr rocks and Aaron Rodgers makes history.
NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2022: New Orleans Saints, Trevor Lawrence, Josh McDaniels top the list
May 25, 2022
Who do you believe in for the coming NFL campaign? 'Tis the season to fall in love with players, coaches and teams. Adam Schein provides nine bandwagons to hop on in 2022. Get in before all seats are taken!
2022 NFL MVP dark horses: Derek Carr, Justin Jefferson, Tua Tagovailoa among sleeper candidates
May 17, 2022
As he does every May, Adam Schein is ranking the NFL's dark-horse candidates for MVP. Who are the sleepers for the 2022 season? One running back, one wide receiver, one defensive player and a whole bunch of polarizing quarterbacks.
2022 NFL schedule release: Top 9 prime-time games
May 12, 2022
The 2022 NFL schedule is out! Which island matchups SCREAM must-see TV? Adam Schein ranks the top nine prime-time games on the slate. A Super Bowl LV rematch between Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs and Tom Brady's Buccaneers makes the cut, but it's not No. 1.
2022 NFL Draft: Jets and Giants hit Vegas jackpot; Patriots, Packers and Jaguars raise eyebrows
May 02, 2022
With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, Adam Schein breaks down what he loved and loathed from the league's Vegas venture. The Jets and Giants put on quite a show, while a couple of marquee teams raised eyebrows.
2022 NFL Draft: Don't overthink Aidan Hutchinson; don't overlook Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett
Apr 26, 2022
Calling this the most wide-open draft in memory, Adam Schein can't wait for the event to kick off Thursday in Las Vegas. And -- surprise, surprise -- the man has takes. Check out his strongest draft opinions in this edition of the Schein Nine.
Pay the men! Deebo Samuel, Quenton Nelson, A.J. Brown among NFL stars who deserve a fat extension
Apr 12, 2022
Money has been flying around the NFL in recent weeks, but a host of high-profile players still need to get PAID. Adam Schein spotlights nine young stars who deserve a big-money extension this offseason.
Ranking offseason quarterback moves: Which will have the biggest impact on the 2022 NFL campaign?
Mar 23, 2022
The quarterback transaction wire has been on fire in March, with relocations and recommitments rocking the football world. Which developments will have the biggest impact on the 2022 season? Adam Schein provides his rankings.
Panthers, Patriots, Dolphins headline nine NFL teams that need to make a splash this offseason
Mar 10, 2022
Denver just shook up the NFL with a blockbuster trade for Russell Wilson. Who needs to follow in the Broncos' footsteps? Adam Schein identifies nine teams that should make an offseason splash.
Russell Wilson trade? Jameis Winston to Steelers? Nine things I want to see during the 2022 NFL offseason
Mar 01, 2022
Time for the Seahawks to flip Russell Wilson for a bushel of picks? Should the Giants trade Saquon Barkley? Does Mitch Trubisky deserve a second chance? Entering the NFL's team-building period, Adam Schein provides an offseason wish list.
NFL's biggest Super Bowl windows right now? Bills, Chiefs and 49ers top the list
Feb 15, 2022
With the 2021 NFL campaign in the books, it's time to look forward to next season -- and beyond. Who has the biggest Super Bowl window right now? Adam Schein spotlights nine teams, and while the Rams and Bengals both make the cut, neither cracks the top four.
NFL Championship Sunday winners and losers: Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford meet the moment
Jan 31, 2022
A week after the greatest Divisional Round ever, the NFL playoffs delivered a pair of thrilling double-digit comebacks. Who are the biggest winners and losers from Championship Sunday? Adam Schein weighs in.
NFL Divisional Round fact or fiction: Best weekend ever? Best game ever? Tom Brady's last game ever?
Jan 24, 2022
Did we just witness the best Divisional Round ever? The best single game ever? Tom Brady's last game ever? After an absolutely astonishing weekend in the NFL, Adam Schein plays a game of Fact or Fiction.
Packers vulnerable at home? Cowboys fraudulent? Burrow for MVP? Nine overreactions I'm NOT buying
Jan 03, 2022
Overreactions are flying after the penultimate Sunday of the 2021 NFL regular season, but not to fret: Adam Schein is here to debunk prisoner-of-the-moment pronouncements about Aaron Rodgers' Packers, Joe Burrow's MVP candidacy and more.
Who'll win Super Bowl LVI? Ranking nine most likely NFL champions as 2021 regular season winds down
Dec 28, 2021
As a wild 2021 NFL regular season winds down, who is poised to win Super Bowl LVI? Adam Schein ranks the nine most likely teams to lift the Lombardi Trophy -- and the defending champion Buccaneers sit below seven others.