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NFL fans have Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay currently as the favorite for 2018 Coach of the Year

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Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, MVP votes and more in this week’s FanPulse.

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.


Well the Los Angeles Rams are halfway through the 2018 season now and remain perfect at 8-0. So obviously, we’re in line for some accolades at the midpoint.

But perhaps Rams fans will be disappointed at the results of our NFL-wide FanPulse vote.

Right now, the MVP race goes to Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes over Rams RB Todd Gurley and QB Jared Goff:

And Defensive Player of the Year? Fans give that one to Chicago Bears EDGE Khalil Mack over Rams DL Aaron Donald by a slim margin:

Well I say boo.

More heartening is that fans back Rams Head Coach Sean McVay to repeat as Coach of the Year:


One thing we’re doing this week across SBN NFL sites is looking at the difference between fans’ expected scores and the actual ones. For most teams, there are some wiiiiiiide jumps mainly because fans are relatively conservative. Even for the 8-0 Rams, there are plenty of games where we thought we’d win but ended up wrecking like Week 2 and Week 7. Then there were games like Week 5, Week 6 and Week 8 which were much closer than anticipated.

One thing that’s interesting this week? For only the second time this season, fans of the Rams’ opponent, being the New Orleans Saints for Week 9, think their team is going to win.

The other time a fan base thought their team would beat the Rams?

Oakland Raiders fans at Silver and Black Pride who had the Raiders winning by 3 in Week 1 which is interesting because they’ve overestimated their team all year long:

Maybe something to worry about? Saints fans at CSC have nailed it since coming off of the bye...

As always, 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.