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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Which NFL team is most similar to Everton?

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In today’s links: more on Rooney and his arrest, praise for Keane from Jags, and a chance for DCL

Everton v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

While one football season has been underway for nearly a month now, another one begins today in the United States. The kickoff of the National Football League in America means that, for some, weekends have become packed with sports action.

So, let’s try something new in the Bites today. Go ahead, read the links as normal, but stick around in the comments and let us know who you support in the NFL and how you expect them to do this season. I’ll start...

I’m a massive Baltimore Ravens fan! I was born and raised in Maryland and still live just north of the city today. I’m cautiously optimistic about this season. Sure, Joe Flacco just got back from a back injury and our offensive line is full of holes, but the defense is gonna be lights out, and we have Justin Tucker (mic drop).

(picks mic back up) I say we squeak into the playoffs with a 10-6 record as one of the wild card teams, maybe surprise a few in the postseason.

Get involved in the comments!

In case you missed it

Koeman and Rooney confer over drink driving incident
The player caught a serious earful.

Young Everton forward sprinting to the top of his class
England U21 international has been a revelation this season.

Jurgen Klopp shows the human side of Merseyside Derby
Liverpool manager sends message to sick young Toffee.

Thursdays Toffee Bites

Which NFL team best represents your favorite Premier League club? - ESPN FC
This is from last year, but it's seasonal. Spoiler: they equate Everton to the San Francisco 49ers, who were terrible in 2016.

Five Great Wins Against Spurs - EvertonFC.com
Hoping for more like this over the weekend.

How Dennis Bergkamp welcomed Davy Klaassen to Everton - Liverpool Echo
It was a two-word test that read "Good choice".

Keane's 'Easy Transition' Impresses Jags - EvertonFC.com
The young centerback has been a force on and off the pitch.

EFC’s transfer frustration will give Calvert-Lewin chance to flourish - Liverpool Echo
The club’s search for a striker proved unfulfilled as the window closed.

Everton should pick striker despite drink-drive charge - BBC Sport
Everton should still play Wayne Rooney despite his arrest for drink-driving, says former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

What and How to Watch

Men’s College Soccer: Stanford vs. Southern Methodist, 11 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Women’s College Soccer: UMBC vs. Liberty, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Cincinnati vs. Nothern Kentucky, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
East Carolina vs. NC State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN3
MLB: Yankees at Orioles, 1:35 p.m. ET
Twins at Royals, 8:15 p.m. ET
Rockies at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET
NFL: Chiefs at Patriots, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

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