Chiefs @ Texans
Steelers @ Bengals
Seahawks @ Vikings
Packers @ Redskins
I love the NFL, and I'm a sucker for great ads. What gets me about each of these is:
- The way they create hype about the games. J.J. Watt's vicious snarl and the Behind-the-Music-esque alternate view of "You Like That!" come to mind.
- The combined eyeballs of J.J. Watt and Alex Smith, for lack of a better term.
- The voice throughout "The Cincinnati Sequence". It sounded surreal the whole time. Here's hoping the NFL picks up on the creepy voice thing and has a Divisional Round movie trailer starring the Panthers as Jigsaw and their opponent as the person playing the game.
- The graphics throughout, from the Xs and Os in the Packers-Redskins trailer to the blue logos in Steelers-Bengals.
Only tiny down point is the emphasis on certain teams over others. The Steelers and Vikings' D can't feel thrilled about this, but they also have great shots this weekend.
Regardless, we need more of these!
(For NBA.com, of the horrifically gaudy Flash display, this is optional.)