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FanPulse: Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff third in MVP voting

While Rams fans’ confidence remains high, the larger NFL fan base isn’t quite behind Goff as much as two of his peers as yet.

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Los Angeles Rams fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Perhaps the biggest story for Los Angeles Rams fans from our FanPulse results this week was a question asked to the entire voting base on who they’d vote for for NFL MVP: Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff, Kansas City Chiefs QB Pat Mahomes, Chicago Bears EDGE Khalil Mack or New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Goff came in third behind Mahomes and Mack, something I talked about last night on the newest episode of Turf Show Radio. Perhaps surprisingly, he only garnered 15% of the vote to Mahomes’ 53%. Maybe it was the exclamation point the Chiefs and Mahomes put on Week 4 with the spotlight on Monday Night Football while the Rams were further back in the memory kicking things off back on Thursday Night Football, but I thought this was pretty low.

The confidence levels of Rams fans is honestly kind of boring right now. We’re 4-0 and cranking. Of course fan confidence is high. Perhaps there’s some interest in the storyline that we’re back to 100% after dipping to 97% last week, but honestly this is kind of obvious at this point.

Consider the weekly point spread results:

  • Odds: Rams 7.5 point favorites over Seahawks
  • Turf Show Times FanPulse: Rams by 16
  • Field Gulls FanPulse: Rams by 10

So yeah. We’re all on the same page here.

One other FanPulse vote of note? Pittsburgh Steelers fans’ lagging endorsement of their head coach, Mike Tomlin:

The Steelers are currently 1-2-1 having given up 116 points thus far this season; the Rams, for reference, have only given up 67. So I can understand the frustration. Still, this seems awfully hyperactive given the last decade the Steelers have enjoyed under Tomlin who, in his 11 seasons as the Steelers’ head coach, has guided them through exactly 0 losing seasons. Yes, their two Super Bowl appearances were back in 2008 and 2010, but the Steelers were in the AFC Championship just two seasons ago. To put Tomlin on the hot seat seems awfully trigger happy.

So anyway, thanks as always to the TSTers who are voting to give us the data each week! And for those of you interested, you can sign up here to vote.