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Poll of the Day: Do the Bears or Lions have a brighter future?

Two reeling franchises meet this Sunday...

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NFL: Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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.

I remember how much fun the FanPulse was last year when SB Nation introduced it. Us Chicago Bears fans started with low expectations, but the optimism that went along with a new coach and a second year quarterback, sparked by the Khalil Mack trade, had our confidence in the franchise soaring as we entered the 2018 season. There were a few bumps along the road, but for the most part, we were among the most confident fans in the entire NFL all year long.

That optimism continued on after the season ended (97% confidence level), then grew as the offseason progressed until we finally hit a 100% confident level after the NFL Draft. The Bears didn’t even have a pick til the third round, but that didn’t matter because our team was coming off a 12-4 record with an emerging offense and a kick-ass defense.

But now we’re watching as our team suffers through a four game losing streak and there are only 4 fanbases less confident in the direction of their team then we are in the direction of ours.

It’s been a rough couple months for Mitchell Trubisky, Matt Nagy, and Ryan Pace, and us fans are at a 5% confidence level.

Fans of the Detroit Lions aren’t much more confident in the direction of their franchise than we are. About a month ago Detroit’s FanPulse was at at season high 91%, and then it slowly trickled to 87%, then to 86%, before falling off a cliff after seeing their favorite team get stomped by the Vikings which led to a then season worst 19%. A win against the Giants boosted spirits and their confidence level up to 44% before a loss to the Oakland Raiders (we’ve been there) dropped them to their current 11%, which is the 7th lowest in the NFL.

One of these fanbases will get a jump-start after Sunday’s game, but for now answer this poll.


Which team has a brighter future?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    (206 votes)
  • 54%
    (244 votes)
450 votes total Vote Now

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