The 2021-22 NFL schedule is here, and teams are pumped

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Strength of schedule matters quite a bit in the NFL, but so too do things like prime-time appearances, rivalry matchups, and whether or not your franchise-defining quarterback who won a Super Bowl in his first season away from your team is going to be playing them in, say, Week 4 at Gillette Stadium. That's why the night of the NFL schedule release is such an exciting time -- fans and players get to find out the road they'll have to travel in order to make the playoffs (and, hopefully, win a title) in the upcoming season. The schedule dropping is just one of those miniholidays the league has seeded so expertly throughout the offseason -- and the teams who'll be participating in those games had some creative ways of expressing their glee.

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Chargers' PowerPoint schedule release is epic

The Chargers put together quite the PowerPoint presentation via Zoom to announce their season schedule.

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Steelers use Legos to release schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers get creative with Legos in their schedule-release video.

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Chiefs 'challenge' Andy Reid with schedule release

Chiefs use coach Andy Reid's news conferences to announce their 2021 schedule.