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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.
NFL panic season: Ravens and Bills at risk of missing playoffs? Giants and Bears to initiate major changes?
Dec 13, 2021
Are the Ravens, Bengals and Bills at risk of missing the playoffs? Will the Giants and Bears press the reset button in the coming weeks? Adam Schein spotlights nine NFL teams in the throes of panic season.
NFL Week 13: Lions and Steelers win thrillers, while Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo lose trust
Dec 06, 2021
Week 13 provided some exhilarating highs, including the Lions' first win of the season and the Steelers' crucial rivalry triumph. But Sunday also featured some depressing lows, like the lackluster play of Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo. Adam Schein plays love/loathe.
NFL true or false: Patriots poised to nab No. 1 seed? Steelers finished? NFC playoff teams set?
Nov 29, 2021
Are the red-hot Patriots poised to claim the AFC's No. 1 seed? Can the struggling Steelers get up off the mat? Do we already know which seven teams will make the NFC playoffs? As we head into December, Adam Schein separates fact from fiction.
NFL Week 11 stars: Jonathan Taylor enters MVP race; Justin Herbert exorcises Chargers demons
Nov 22, 2021
It's Thanksgiving week! So, what is Adam Schein thankful for? The nine players who just made Sunday a fun day, including a game-wrecking defensive lineman, a curse-breaking quarterback and a surging MVP candidate.
Which NFL teams can you trust in erratic 2021 season? Packers, Bills and Cowboys top my list
Nov 16, 2021
The 2021 NFL season has been anything but predictable, with stunning upsets occurring on a weekly basis. So ... which teams can you trust? Adam Schein ranks the nine most reliable teams RIGHT NOW.
NFL's wacky Week 9 full of Sunday surprises: Browns good, Packers bad, Bills ugly
Nov 08, 2021
Super Bowl contenders no-showed. Road underdogs won huge divisional games. Simply put, the ninth Sunday of the 2021 NFL season was wacky. Adam Schein assesses the good, the bad and the ugly across the league landscape.
NFL true or false: Titans cooked without Derrick Henry? Jimmy Garoppolo off 49ers' hot seat?
Nov 01, 2021
Does Derrick Henry's foot injury bury the Titans? Is Jimmy Garoppolo off the hot seat in San Francisco? Are the Vikings stuck in competitive purgatory with Kirk Cousins? Adam Schein plays NFL true or false.
Chiefs, Bears and 49ers among NFL teams that should be panicking most after rough Week 7
Oct 25, 2021
Near the end of the 2021 NFL season's second month, it's still too early to make definitive conclusions on most teams -- but it's NOT too early for certain fan bases to be freaking out. Adam Schein identifies the nine Week 7 losers who should be panicking the most.
These Cowboys are different, Aaron Rodgers is the same, and the Steelers are still lame
Oct 18, 2021
What did Dallas' wild win at New England tell us about these Cowboys? How impressive was the Raiders' first performance since Jon Gruden's resignation? Is it time to believe in the Steelers again? Adam Schein sorts Week 6 results into one of two categories: BIG DEAL or NO BIG DEAL.
NFL's biggest wins in Week 4: Cardinals, Cowboys, Tom Brady shined in Sunday spotlight
Oct 04, 2021
The fourth Sunday of the 2021 NFL season proved instructive on a number of fronts, but who logged the most significant wins? Adam Schein provides his ranking, spotlighting Trevon Diggs' Cowboys, Kyler Murray's Cardinals, Zach Wilson's Jets and more.
Fact or fiction: Rams team to beat in NFC? Bills most complete AFC squad? Ben Roethlisberger finished?
Sep 27, 2021
Are Aaron Rodgers and the Packers the biggest threat to the Rams' NFC supremacy? Can Pete Carroll's Seahawks break out of their funk? Has Ben Roethlisberger lost the fight against Father Time? Adam Schein separates fact from fiction across the NFL.
John Harbaugh, Derek Carr, Derrick Henry headline NFL statement-makers in Week 2
Sep 20, 2021
The second Sunday of the 2021 season provided significant developments across the NFL. Adam Schein identifies the nine biggest statements from Week 2, spotlighting inspired defensive showings by the Cowboys and Patriots, as well as another prolific outing from Derrick Henry.
Nine last-minute predictions for the 2021 NFL season: Josh Allen and the Bills reign supreme
Sep 08, 2021
Are Josh Allen and the Bills about to run roughshod over the NFL? Can Derrick Henry log ANOTHER 2,000-yard season? Is Daniel Jones doomed? Just prior to kickoff, Adam Schein has nine juicy, last-minute predictions for the 2021 season.
NFL's top nine defenses in 2021: Rams and Bucs reign supreme, but Broncos have immense upside
Aug 17, 2021
Stopping today's high-octane offenses is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Adam Schein projects the top nine NFL defenses in 2021. Who claims the No. 1 spot? Which stout units just missed the cut?
NFL players who NEED strong training camp: Tua Tagovailoa, Jeff Okudah, Darrell Henderson top list
Jul 28, 2021
Can Tua Tagovailoa take the Dolphins to the next level? Will Jeff Okudah overcome a disastrous rookie season? Is Darrell Henderson ready to fill the void left by Cam Akers' injury? Adam Schein spotlights nine players who NEED a strong training camp.
2021 NFL season: I can't wait to watch these nine players returning from injury
Jul 01, 2021
We saw a lot of significant injuries early in the 2020 NFL campaign, sidelining numerous stars for the majority of last season. Adam Schein can't wait to watch them all again this fall, especially these nine individuals.
Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list
Jun 22, 2021
The NBA's conference finals are chock-full of new blood. This got Adam Schein thinking about the 12 NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl. Who has the best chance to hoist that first Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2021 season? Check out the rankings.
Madden NFL 22 cover: Who SHOULD get spotlight? Aaron Donald, Alvin Kamara among 9 players I'd pick
Jun 15, 2021
It appears the Madden NFL 22 cover will be revealed on Thursday. So ... who SHOULD receive one of the brightest spotlights in football? Considering marketability, domination and sizzle, Adam Schein ranks his top nine candidates.
Nine NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2021: Tennessee Titans, Joe Burrow and Brandon Staley top the list
Jun 08, 2021
In the dog days of the NFL offseason, optimism reigns. Contending teams are bullish on 2021, rebuilding teams are keen on the new direction and individuals become the subjects of flowery profiles. Who can you TRULY believe in? Adam Schein identifies nine bandwagons to hop on.
Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2021: 49ers, Falcons, Broncos ready to rise?
Jun 03, 2021
Since divisional realignment back in 2002, we've only experienced two NFL seasons in which at least one team didn't go from worst to first. Who could accomplish the feat in 2021? Adam Schein ranks the eight candidates.
Bold predictions for 2021 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers lifts Broncos, Julio Jones fuels Titans
May 26, 2021
Fulfilling an annual offseason duty, Adam Schein makes bold predictions for the coming NFL campaign -- and this time around, he's feeling EXTRA frisky. Ready for Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones to sport new uniforms? How about Myles Garrett making history?
2021 NFL MVP dark horses: Don't sleep on Justin Herbert, Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston
May 18, 2021
In the wake of the schedule release, it's high time to forecast what could transpire in the 2021 NFL season -- and WHO could make the most significant individual impact. Adam Schein spotlights nine dark-horse candidates for MVP.
Sizzling-hot NFL draft takes: Mac Jones can win Rookie of the Year on Kyle Shanahan's 49ers
Apr 27, 2021
It's draft week, and Adam Schein's bursting at the seams with takes! Which polarizing prospect could be in prime position to win Offensive Rookie of the Year? Who's the best player in this class? Which team simply CANNOT take a quarterback?
Daniel Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL's make-or-break players in 2021
Apr 08, 2021
We're still five months away from the 2021 NFL season, but with all the offseason wheeling and dealing, Adam Schein can't help but think forward to the coming campaign. Check out his list of nine make-or-break players.
Dak Prescott's new contract with Cowboys: Biggest winners in Dallas and across the NFL
Mar 09, 2021
Our long national nightmare is over. Dak Prescott finally -- deservedly -- got a long-term deal from the Cowboys. Adam Schein spotlights the biggest winners from this development, in Dallas and across the NFL.
NFL Divisional Round aftermath: Aaron Rodgers most talented QB ever? Chiefs in trouble?
Jan 18, 2021
Is Aaron Rodgers the most talented quarterback ever? Are the defending champion Chiefs in trouble? Could it get any better than this Championship Sunday lineup? Adam Schein tackles Divisional Round fallout in a game of fact or fiction.
NFL Super Wild Card Weekend: Browns, Bills head winners; Frank Reich, Mike Vrabel among losers
Jan 11, 2021
The NFL's first ever Super Wild Card Weekend was true to its name: super and wild. Who were the biggest winners? The unequivocal losers? Adam Schein provides the answers in this edition of the Schein Nine.
NFL truths confirmed in Week 14: Bills are the real deal, Taysom Hill's not the answer
Dec 14, 2020
NFL Week 14 provided great clarity for Adam Schein, who spotlights nine truths that were confirmed on Sunday. Who is Kansas City's biggest AFC threat? Is Taysom Hill viable? Which team NEEDS a coaching change? Get the answers right here!
Patrick Mahomes the clear MVP? Browns legit? Buccaneers broken?
Nov 30, 2020
In this edition of the Schein Nine, Adam Schein separates fact from fiction as we head down the home stretch of the 2020 regular season. Is Patrick Mahomes the clear MVP? Are the Browns legit? Are the Buccaneers broken beyond repair?
Big deal or no big deal? Appraising Bills' crushing loss, another Seahawks setback and more
Nov 16, 2020
Week 10 provided inspiring performances, a prime-time upset and one unimaginable finish. But what do these developments mean in the grand scheme of things? What's a big deal and what isn't? Adam Schein weighs in.
NFL's top nine defenses in 2020: Chargers, Bills, 49ers all loaded, but who's No. 1?
Aug 18, 2020
As we hurtle toward the 2020 NFL season, Adam Schein predicts which nine teams will boast the league's best defenses. Who earns the No. 1 spot: Derwin James' Chargers, Tre'Davious White's Bills or Nick Bosa's 49ers?
NFL's top nine offenses in 2020? Watch out for Cowboys, Chiefs, Ravens and ... Bengals?
Aug 12, 2020
Less than a month away from kickoff, Adam Schein predicts the nine best NFL offenses in 2020. The Cowboys, Chiefs and Ravens predictably make the cut, but don't overlook the talented groups in Las Vegas and Cincinnati.
Top 100 Players: Patrick Mahomes at No. 4?! Let's re-rank the top 10
Jul 30, 2020
NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2020 concluded on Wednesday night with the unveiling of the final 10 names, and Adam Schein is shocked that the players voted three(!) guys in front of Patrick Mahomes. So, here is the annual re-ranking of the top 10.
Ranking NFL's top wide receivers in 2020: Is Keenan Allen right?
Jul 28, 2020
In the wake of Keenan Allen proclaiming himself better than Mike Evans and Tyreek Hill, Adam Schein provides his own rankings of the top nine receivers in the NFL today. Where does the Los Angeles Chargers Pro Bowler slot on the list?
The Chiefs just won another Super Bowl! Why Kansas City will repeat
Jul 16, 2020
On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs locked up Pro Bowl DT Chris Jones on a four-year, $85 million contract with $60 million in total guarantees. And today, Adam Schein's locking up a guarantee of his own: The Chiefs are repeating as Super Bowl champions.
Ranking the eight NFL divisions by quarterback: NFC South claims No. 1
Jun 16, 2020
How do the NFL's eight divisions stack up in terms of strength at the game's most important position? Adam Schein provides his annual division rankings by quarterback. Which quartet of teams holds the No. 1 spot as we head toward the 2020 season?
Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2020: Lions' year?!
Jun 11, 2020
Almost every NFL season, at least one team rises from the cellar to take the divisional crown. Who's most likely to go from worst to first in 2020? Adam Schein ranks the eight candidates, with a No. 1 pick that might surprise you.
NFL's next great dynasty? Chiefs, Cowboys, Bills among candidates
May 19, 2020
Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots defined the past two decades of NFL football. But in the wake of the quarterback's relocation to Tampa Bay, which team is most likely to take the torch as the league's next great dynasty? Adam Schein ranks the candidates.
2020 NFL Draft: Don't pass on Isaiah Simmons or Derrick Brown!
Apr 21, 2020
Is Jordan worth the Love? Will teams regret passing on Isaiah Simmons? Could a center be this class' cleanest prospect? Before the 2020 NFL Draft officially gets underway Thursday night, Adam Schein provides nine strong takes.