WHICH NFL TEAM SHOULD I SUPPORT?

Ex-NFL pros, turned BBC NFL Show pundits, Jason Bell and Osi Umenyiora have got you covered! Interview by Matt Ketchell

ARSENAL FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… WASHINGTON REDSKINS!

Jason says: “The Redskins! Both Arsenal and Washington are popular clubs who haven’t had a great time recently. There’s a lot of Redskins fans in the UK because when the games were shown here in the 80s a lot of British viewers liked them!”

ASTON VILLA FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… CHICAGO BEARS!

Jason says: “Both have one star player – Jack Grealish for Villa, Khalil Mack for The Bears! There’s history at both teams and they’ve each won the biggest prize in their sport before!”

BOURNEMOUTH FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS!

Osi says: “Both have smaller fanbases, and play in red and black!”

BRIGHTON FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… INDIANAPOLIS COLTS!

Osi says: “Maybe the Indianapolis Colts for Brighton. Not the biggest team, but they have a good coach and both play in blue and white!”

BURNLEY FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… NEW YORK JETS!

Osi says: “Burnley are the New York Jets! Long history, sometimes they play some good stuff, but more often than not they struggle and it can be not pretty at times!”

CHELSEA FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… SEATTLE SEAHAWKS!

Osi says: “Both have really rich owners, they win and Chelsea have been doing that pretty well this season!”

CRYSTAL PALACE FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… LOS ANGELES CHARGERS!

Jason says: “The Chargers are kind of bridesmaids to the LA Rams right now, like the New York Jets are to the Giants, and like Palace are to some of the bigger London teams, so I think they are the LA Chargers of the Premier League!”

EVERTON FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… CLEVELAND BROWNS

Jason says: “The Browns bring big players in and it never seems to work out as they hoped! These two match for sure!”

LEICESTER FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… LOS ANGELES RAMS!

Jason says: “Rams for sure! They’re a pretty new team, haven’t been so great until the last few years and now they have an exciting young coach – they’re Leicester!”

LIVEROOL FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… KANSAS CITY CHIEFS!

Osi says: “The way Kansas play they can score a bunch of points. I think Liverpool has the same thing: that the speed of the wingers with Mane and Salah – Kansas has that with Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman –­ there’s a bunch of people with speed so I would say Liverpool is Kansas City – and they wear red!”

MAN. CITY FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!

Osi says: “New England Patriots have a really good coach and have only really started winning Championships in recent memory. Plus, they’re coming off a bit of a disappointing season by their standards – so they can be Man. City!”

MAN. UNITED FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… NEW YORK GIANTS!

Osi says: “Man. United are the New York Giants – 100%. Both are legacy clubs, The Giants used to be a historically strong football team but now they’re kind of… meh!”

NEWCASTLE FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… CINCINNATI BENGALS

Jason says: “Bengals! Newcastle are the Bengals. Good fans, but both clubs could be more competitive if they invested a little better and neither have won anything in years!”

NORWICH FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS!

Jason says: “I would say Jacksonville Jaguars – both have had tough seasons and operate with lower resources than most! Sorry to do you like that, Jacksonville – but it’s true!”

SHEFF. UNITED FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… CAROLINA PANTHERS!

Jason says: “A smaller market team, maybe the Panthers. Their new coach just came out of coaching in College Football and is very innovative like Sheffield’s manager!”

SOUTHAMPTON FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… DETROIT LIONS

Osi says: “Maybe Detroit Lions for these guys. They used to have big players back in the day, they’re a well-run club – Southampton can be The Lions!”

TOTTENHAM FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… DALLAS COWBOYS!

Jason says: “The Cowboys. Both have new managers, new stadiums and I want to give them a bit of love because both have got history and potential!”

WATFORD FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… MIAMI DOLPHINS!

Osi says: “Like Watford, Miami had a bad start to the season and really struggled but then turning things around and got some big wins in the second half of the season!”

WEST HAM FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… GREEN BAY PACKERS!

Osi says: “Two legacy clubs, very similar in terms of history. From a historical standpoint West Ham match up very well with the Packers!”

WOLVES FANS

SHOULD SUPPORT… ARIZONA CARDINALS!

Jason says: “I think maybe the Cardinals! Both teams have young coaches who both played to a decent level but are really excelling as Head Coaches at the highest level!”

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