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.