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NFC North Confidence Check: Which fanbase is feeling the best?

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The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers are sitting atop the NFC North with identical 2-0 records, but the fashion in which each team achieved their perfect marks are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Bears came back with three fourth quarter touchdowns and got a little lucky in beating the Lions in week 1, then they held on to beat New York when the Giants’ last second drive came up empty last week.

The Packers meanwhile have scored the most points (85) and compiled the most yards (1,010) in the NFL through two games in stomping the Vikings and the Lions.

So it makes sense that Packer fans are the most confidence of all at a 94% clip according to this week’s SB Nation Reacts’ fan polls.

Bears’ fans are next among NFC North voters at a 60% confidence level, which is up 5% after that narrow win last Sunday.

The Lions and Vikings have yet to win a game, and their fans are feeling the pain.

Detroit’s Reacts’ voters have them at just 13%, which is down from 20% after the Lions lost to the Bears week 1, but Minnesota’s voters went from 44% after losing week 1 to the Packers, to the third worst confidence level in the NFL (9%) after the Vikes lost to the Colts last week.

Only Jets’ fans (3%) and Texans’ fans (0%) are less confident than Minnesota’s.

This week, the Bears travel to 0-2 Atlanta, the Packers head to 1-1 New Orleans, the Lions face the 2-0 Cardinals in Arizona, and the Vikings host the 2-0 Titans.

Which NFC North fan base will see their confidence drop even more once week 3 is in the books?

In case you missed it, the nationwide SB Nation Reacts’ voters picked the Bears as the biggest 2-0 fraud in the NFL right now, and as much as that stings, I kind of understand why they’d vote the Bears that way.

After checking the SB Nation Reacts’ confidence numbers for all 32 teams, Bears’ fans, at 60%, are the least confident group of among all those that cheer for 2-0 teams.

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