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Bears and Cowboys fans heading in different directions

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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.

With two wins in a row for the Chicago Bears, our FanPulse confidence level is the highest it’s been since week 7. We’re up to 22% right now, which is unfortunately much higher than the team’s chances at the playoffs. According to FiveThirtyEight, the Bears have just a 3% chance to make the playoffs right now, but a win against the Dallas Cowboys tonight, plus a Los Angeles Rams loss to the Seattle Seahawks and a Minnesota Vikings loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday, would spike the Bears playoff chances up to 14%.

While their postseason chances are slim, at least there are still postseason chances. This makes it two years in a row the Bears are playing meaningful games in December, and that hasn’t happened since 2012 and 2013, which was the last year of Lovie Smith (10-6) and the first year of Marc Trestman (8-8).

Cowboy fans have watched their team drop two straight games and are now at a 7% confidence level, which matches their season low number from three weeks ago.

The Cowboy fans I’ve spoken with are surprised the Bears (+3) are the home underdog tonight and they don’t see why the Bears can’t win outright.

Regardless, we’ll soon see one of these fanbases get a spike of confidence after this battle of .500 teams.




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