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Beating the Buccaneers Brought a Boost Back to Bears Fans

Our fan confidence level is soaring right now!

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When the Chicago Bears lost their week 4 game to the Indianapolis Colts, our fanbase reacted super negatively by dropping our Reacts’ confidence poll from a season high 83% confident in the direction of the team, down to a 2020 low of 34%.

It was only the Bears first loss of the season, but it was enough to signal doom and gloom from a lot of our fans, not only on the SB Nation Reacts’ survey, but in the two approval rating polls we ran at WCG as well. Our Ryan Pace poll had 79% of you guys disapproving of the job he’s doing and 82% of you upset at the job Matt Nagy has done.

But then one win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football and the faith in the franchise is back!

We’re up to a 69% confidence level now, and the poll we ran on Twitter earlier this week about Nagy and Pace was surprisingly optimistic as well.

I guess the Venn diagram that has our Twitter followers and the WCG readers that voted in those approval rating polls are full of different Bears’ fans.

This week the 4-1 Bears take on the 3-2 Carolina Panthers in a game they are favored to lose according to the oddsmakers, but if the Bears buck the odds and come away 5-1, I wonder how high the confidence poll will soar then.

But if they leave Carolina with an L...