Football is back, which means so is FanPulse.
We’ve asked the fans across NFL world to weigh in on their teams and their confidence levels heading into the season. For Rams fans, not surprisingly, we’re all quite confident about our team heading into the 2019 regular season:
But cmon. Why shouldn’t we be? Our last game (aside from last weekend’s preseason action) was Super Bowl LIII. Honestly, I’m shocked it we didn’t hit 100%! When asked whether they were confident about their team this week, fans were offered three options: “confident”, “meh”, or “not confident. For the Rams, 95% went with “confident” while 5% went with “meh.” Not surprisingly, “not confident” registered at 0%.
It’s the NFL. Every team’s fan base gets pumped up by the Cycle to overinflate their confidence. Washington Confident Fan Havers fans had the lowest levels of confidence of any team at 35%, but 38% of fans responded “meh.” That means just 27% said they were not confident. A reminder that 85% of Washington fans took the over on their 6.5-win over/under. Or look at the two teams with the lowest o/u: the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals. Both have an o/u of just 5 wins. Only 27% of Dolphins fans took the under, and just 5% aren’t confident in the Fins! And Cardinals fans are even more hyped up; only 7% took the under, and just 2% aren’t confident in the Birds after having the worst record in the NFL last year.
The Cycle is unstoppable.
This week’s FanPulse poll also included a question for fans of all teams asking which division champion from 2018 will not repeat in 2019.
The results were pretty interesting:
The Ravens and Cowboys both came in at 27%, but the Cowboys were voted just a fraction less than the Ravens not to repeat. With the Pittsburgh Steelers barely missing out on the playoffs last year and the Cleveland Browns soaking up so much hype this offseason, I can understand why so many went for the Ravens. And the Philadelphia Eagles came off their Super Bowl-winning 2017 season to go 9-7 and eke out a win in the wild card round of the playoffs only to lose to the New Orleans Saints by just six points in the divisional round. Not surprising the Cowboys were a popular pick. The Houston Texans were in third; I doubt many actually voted for them because of their offensive line (not good) but instead picked them for the strength the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars present (good).
Just 4% picked the Rams. Thanks for voting this week, Seattle Seahawks fans!
In the end, the Rams are good. Everyone knows we’re good.
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