Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Bears fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.
In last weeks FanPulse we highlighted just how confident Minnesota Vikings fans were after their team picked up a week three win and readied to face the Chicago Bears. Their confidence was short-lived however, after their trip to Chicago landed them a Windy City ass-kicking. But before we get into the Vikings’ fans confidence drop, check out how our FanPulse is trending this week.
Our voters went from a 59% confidence level a week ago to 83% for week five. I can respect that Bears fans took a wait and see approach after the disappointing week one loss. For the most part we had a slow build until we saw how incredibly the Bears played against a good Vikings squad.
But about those Vikings...
When you're averaging 125 rush yds per game, get excited about Hicks, Roquan and Nichols being out.— Joe Tidei (@JoeyProspects) October 1, 2019
Then you meet Mack, Floyd, Trevathan, Goldman, Kwiatkoski, Robertson-Harris and Williams.
Also known as the best damn defense in the league. pic.twitter.com/eKj152uE6f
And then there’s Minnesota wide out Stephon Diggs who missed practice today even though he wasn’t injured. Speculation is that he’s unhappy, but apparently the Vikings have no interest in trading him. It’s no wonder Viking FanPulse voters went from a 65% confident level to a minuscule 13%. That’s 4th worst in the entire NFL. They travel to play the Giants next.
The Green Bay Packers lost to the Philadelphia Eagles way back on Thursday, but their FanPulse voters didn’t forget as they dropped to 54% from a season high 77%. Next up, they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night football in the House That Jerry Built.
And that brings us to Detroit Lions fans, and I gotta hand it to them for not being so reactionary this week after losing to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the FanPulse has been going on, Lion fans have been the most up and down fans based on every win and loss. Kudos to them for finally bucking the trend. This week they shot up to 91% after being at 75% a week ago. That makes them the third most confident fanbase in the NFL and with their bye this week, their confidence will only rise.
What are your thoughts on the FanPulse results this week?